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Map of Asia: Printed for the New York Central's 'Four-Track Series'


location_onMalaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Laos, Southeast Asia

Colonial territory is labelled and colour-coded on this map of Southeast Asia. A list on the left edge gives the colonial status, size and population of Asian countries, and ranks the main cities by population. Gold and iron mines are marked.

Map of the Kingdom of Siam and its dependencies


location_onMyanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam

The border of the Kingdom of Siam (Thailand) and its internal administrative districts are highlighted in yellow. Inset maps show the cities of Bangkok, Chiengmai (Chiang Mai) and Luang Pra Bang (Luang Prabang) in more detail.

Indo-Chine: carte de la mission Pavie


location_onCambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Spread over four sheets, this topographical map was based on the explorations of the French civil servant Auguste Pavie. Lasting 16 years (1879–1895), his ‘Missions Pavie’ explored all of mainland Southeast Asia.

Burma with parts of India, China and Siam


location_onMyanmar, Laos, Thailand

Map of Burma used as advertising by a clothing shop in Rangoon (Yangon, Myanmar). There is a calendar with each day marked with an historic event. The map is labelled with indigenous peoples (uppercase red text) and products of each area.

[Map of India]



This four-sheet map of India—featuring an inset map of Burma (Myanmar) —was created for use in Indian schools by Devendranath Dhar, a self-taught Calcutta-based mapmaker. He sent it to the Royal Asiatic Society for advice on publication.

A map shewing the various routes proposed for connecting China with India and Europe through Burmah and developing the trade of Eastern Bengal, Burmah and China


location_onMyanmar, Thailand

A map of proposed trade routes through Burmah (modern Myanmar) intended to connect China to India and Europe. The border between India and Burmah is marked as being ‘unexplored’ and ‘undefined’. A table lists the distances between various cities.

Eastern Bengal, Burmah and parts of China and Siam


location_onMyanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

The routes of nine expeditions (1830 to 1869) are marked on this map. There are also short notes about trading (e.g. at Oonoung in Burmah: ‘A bazaar, with a great variety of European goods’), and a list of other maps referenced in producing the map.

Extension of the Electric Telegraph to Canton, Hong Kong, etc. from the Port of Rangoon


location_onMyanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Map of a proposed extension of a telegraph system from Rangoon (Yangon, Myanmar) to China. Includes current and projected railways, steam ship routes, and population figures for western China. From the British magazine ‘The Illustrated London News’.

New map of Burma and the regions adjacent


location_onMyanmar, Thailand

Map of Burma spread over two sheets, labelled with the names of indigenous ‘tribes’ (uppercase red text), mountains, rivers, forests and plantations (teak, bamboo, sappanwood).

Mountain chains in Asia & Europe


location_onCambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Mountain chains are represented by black lines; volcanoes by black dots. Three insets maps: expansion of Reguain—island of Taung-ywa, off the coast of Myanmar—due to volcanic activity; geology of Java (with heights of mountains); volcanoes of Luzon.

S.E. Peninsula and Malaysia


location_onBrunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Vietnam

The colonial possessions of Britain, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Denmark are shown on this mid-19th century map of Southeast Asia. There are inset maps of Penang Island and Singapore, and text describing the region’s colonial history.

Possessions Françaises orientales



Although this map focuses on French colonial possessions in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and India, a small part of Southeast Asia is shown: labelled ‘Birmans’, it was part of the Birman Empire (modern Myanmar).