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

event1900

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.

Sketch showing positions of 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Corps, in operations against Manila

event1900

location_onPhilippines

Created by the U.S. Army, this map of a small area south of Manila records Spanish and American trenches and troop and gun locations on the last day of the Spanish–American War (13 August 1898). Ground conditions (swamps, jungle, fields) are noted.

East India Archipelago, western route to China. Chart no. 6

event1882

location_onPhilippines

Two maritime routes—for use during the North-east and ‘fair’ monsoons—are shown on this late 19th century navigation map. The routes lead north through Southeast Asia, passing the Philippines, and ending in Hong Kong. Bathymetry (sea depth) is shown.

A language map of Further India and the Indian Archipelago

event1878

location_onSoutheast Asia, Brunei, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia

A map of Southeast Asia coloured to indicate the five different language families spoken in the region in the late 19th century. Names of indigenous tribes/languages are marked in red text, with European colonial possessions in grey.

[Manuscript map of Asia and Australia]

event1870

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

On this hand-drawn and coloured map of Asia, the colours differentiate the colonial territories of the European powers: for example, New Guinea is divided into Dutch, British and German areas, and Borneo is split between the British and Dutch.

Western part of the Java Sea : from Lucipara I. to Sunda Strait and Batavia

event1866

location_onIndonesia

Designed to aid navigation around the western Java Sea, this map features bathymetry (sea depth), current and tide data, and is marked with shoals, reefs and other hazards. Written notes add details at specific locations (e.g. ‘heavy tide rips’).

Borneo

event1851

location_onMalaysia, Southeast Asia, Philippines, East Timor, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia

Map of Borneo—with insets of Southeast Asia, Sarawak and Labuan—featuring temperature data, volcanoes, English colonial territory, products of Borneo, geology (rock types), bathymetry (sea depth) and elevations (side views of mountains with heights).

Map of India: shewing the British possessions in the year 1842

event1842

location_onIndonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia

A mid-19th century map colour-coded with British, French, Portuguese, Danish and Dutch colonial possessions in India and western Southeast Asia, as well as the ‘Native States’. A table lists the dates when the British acquired each area.

A New general map of the East Indies, exhibiting in the Peninsula on this side of the Ganges or Hindoostan, the several partitions of the Mogul's Empire

event1823

location_onMalaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Southeast Asia

This 19th century map highlights British colonial possessions in India (in red), and the various kingdoms of northern Southeast Asia, including the Birman Empire (Myanmar), Cochin China and Tonkin (Vietnam), Lao (Laos), Siam (Thailand), and Cambodia.

Strait of Malacca: Sheet II

event1823

location_onMalaysia, Singapore, Indonesia

This map of the Straits of Malacca features shoals and reefs, bathymetry (sea depth), drawings of side views of landmark mountains (elevations) and written observations, all designed to aid navigation. Pencil marks indicate the map was actually used.

Strait of Malacca: Sheet II

event1823

location_onMalaysia, Singapore, Indonesia

This map of the Straits of Malacca features shoals and reefs, bathymetry (sea depth), drawings of side views of landmark mountains (elevations) and written observations, all designed to aid navigation.

Map of the River of Don-nai from Cape St. James to the city of Saigon

event1820

location_onVietnam

A map to aid in the navigation of the rivers leading to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). Details include bathymetry (water depth), currents, and a side view (or ‘elevation’) of hills to use as a landmark. Tides are described in written remarks.

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