Search Results

Sketch map of China and adjoining regions: showing the density of population, mineral resources, chief products, principal trade routes, existing and projected railways, and inland navigation


location_onMyanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

This map of China features a small part of northeastern Southeast Asia. Population density is shown, along with rivers, trade routes, tidal river navigation limits, railways (existing and suggested), and two coal mines in Tong-King (Vietnam).

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’.

Asia / published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge


location_onBrunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Thailand

This map of Asia was published by The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in the mid-19th century. It includes a list of the number of people living in each Asian region, with the total population of Asia listed as 630 million.

Eastern islands or Malay archipelago


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

Brief notes printed on this 19th century map of Southeast Asia provide details about each region, including: numbers and ethnicity of the population, local or colonial rulers, crops and products, geography (corals, forests, volcanos, earthquakes).

Map of the countries between Bengal and China


location_onIndonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore

The location, size, and population (by ethnicity) of Pinang, Malacca and Singapore—the Straits Settlements—are listed, along with how/when they were acquired by Britain. The distances from Canton (China) to those cities, and to India, are also noted.


  • Filter from 1834 to 1898

Current results range from 1834 to 1898