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Island of Luzon

event1900

location_onPhilippines

This map of part of the Philippine island of Luzon was compiled during the Philippine–American War (1899–1902), and is marked with routes (paths, wagon roads), land types (grass, woods, swamp) and crops (rice, coconuts, nipa palm, cane sugar, corn).

British New Guinea: Sketch plan showing the route traversed by His Excellency Sir Wm. Macgregor... from the Mambre mouth to the village of Gosisi on the Vanapa

event1897

location_onPapua New Guinea

Map of the Mambare River from Mount Victoria to the sea at Duvira (or Traitors) Bay, British New Guinea. Villages, bases, camps and stores are marked, and there are notes on terrain (‘Low Hills’), vegetation (‘Betal Palms’), river width, rapids etc.

Plan of Singapore town

event1893

location_onSingapore

Large-scale plan of Singapore city, spread over eight sheets. Includes the central civic/business area around the Singapore River, Tanjong Pagar dock, and residential areas. The city is surrounded by suburbs, cemeteries, mangroves, vegetable gardens.

Sketch map shewing the rivers and an outline of the coast... Gulf of Papua, British New Guinea

event1893

location_onPapua New Guinea

Map of part of the east coast of the Gulf of Papua, with river mouths, shoals, bathymetry (water depth). On land, notes on terrain (‘Hills 100 to 150 ft. high’), land (‘Good soil’), vegetation (‘Nipa and Sago Palms’) and people (‘Ipikoi Tribe’).

Sketch map of the head of Collingwood Bay

event1892

location_onPapua New Guinea

Map of Collingwood Bay, north coast of New Guinea, with bearings to mountains, bathymetry (sea depth), shoals and reefs. On land, notes on terrain (‘sloping plains’, ‘Stiff clay soil’), vegetation (‘Casuarina trees’) and people (‘FRIENDLY TRIBE’).

Sketch map shewing the rivers and an outline of the coast... Gulf of Papua, British New Guinea

event1892

location_onPapua New Guinea

Map of part of the west coast of the Gulf of Papua, with islands, river mouths, shoals, bathymetry (water depth), notes to aid navigation. On land, notes on terrain (‘Limestone Hill’), vegetation (‘Pandanus & Nipa Palms’) and people (‘Paia Tribe’).

New sketch map of the protected Malay State of Perak

event1892

location_onMalaysia

Map of state of Perak (Malay Peninsula) with a table of statistics: area, population, road/railway/river lengths, revenue, tin exports. Straits Settlements highlighted red. Someone has added handwritten travel times/distances by steamer/road/train.

Rough Sketch of 200 miles of the western portion of British New Guinea, including rivers

event1890

location_onPapua New Guinea

Map of British New Guinea with notes on the terrain (‘Low country’), vegetation (‘Mangrove, Nipa and Fan Palms’), crops (‘Small plantations Sugar cane & Taro’), coastal features (‘Coral and Sand flats) and people (‘Friendly tribe’, ‘Dariamo Tribe’).

Rough sketch plan of St. Joseph District, British New Guinea

event1890

location_onPapua New Guinea

Map of part of British New Guinea with notes on terrain (‘Swamp’), vegetation (‘Grass & wood patches with old gardens’) and people (‘Oru tribe’), and three elevation views of mountain ranges. Some villages are marked as having ‘resident teachers’.

Sketch Map of Mai Cussa or Baxter River, and Wasu Cussa or Chester River, with their tributaries

event1888

location_onPapua New Guinea

Map of an expedition along two rivers on the southern coast of British New Guinea, with notes of terrain (‘Undulating country’), vegetation (‘Coconut Palms’) and wildlife (‘Flying Foxes’). More details have been added by hand (‘Ridge about 10ft.’).

Plan of Port Moresby and the road to the Lolokie River: New Giunea

event1887

location_onPapua New Guinea

This map focuses on the capital city of British New Guinea, Port Moresby, and the road heading north-east from the city to the Laloki River. Along the road, there are descriptions of the terrain (‘Open flat fairly grasses timbered with bastard Gum’).

Singapore: Plan of harbour and roadstead

event1885

location_onSingapore

Plan of Singapore harbour, with wharfs and buildings. A roadstead—a body of water sheltered from tides/currents, for ships to anchor—is labelled ‘Singapore Road’. Islands, shoals and reefs are marked, as are roads and buildings in the city.

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