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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.




Eight sheets from a large-scale detailed topographic map of Sumatra (many other sheets are missing). Includes crops (rice, coconut, coffee, banana, sugar, gambier, cinnamon, bamboo, alang-alang, arenga palm), routes (railways, roads), settlements.

Kaart van het gebied bezet in Groot-Atjèh



A six-sheet map of Groot-Atjèh (Aceh, northern Sumatra) focusing on areas occupied during the Aceh War (1873–1904) between the Sultanate of Aceh and Dutch colonists. It shows military positions and fortifications, buildings, routes and crops.

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).




A late 19th century map of the Minahasa Peninsula, northern Celebes (Sulawesi), marked with the locations of mines (‘mÿnen’). The red borders indicate areas for ‘mijnbouwkundig onderzoek [mining research]’.

A map of the Malay Peninsula


location_onMalaysia, Singapore, Thailand

Map of the Malay Peninsula showcasing the Straits Settlements in pink, the Federated Malay States in red, and Siamese states in yellow. A table of common words in English, Malay and Siamese is included. Only four of six sheets are available.

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.

Atlas van Nederlandsch Oost-Indië



Very detailed atlas of the entire Dutch East Indies, over 16 map sheets, with a cover and overview map. Includes topographic maps, inset maps of cities and islands, and maps featuring land and sea routes, languages, geology, colonial territory etc.

Districts Bhamo and Myitkyina



Map of two districts in northern Burma (Myanmar) featuring the Irrawaddy River, the Burma State Railway (and others under construction), and mines (ruby, amber, jade). High points are marked with their heights so they can be used for triangulation.

Moluksche archipel: Baai van Amboina



A map to aid navigation in Ambon Bay, on the island of Ambon in the Maluku Islands: bathymetry (sea depth) and mountains are shown along the coasts, with inset maps of a coal mine pier and Fort Victoria. A second map updates the coal mine pier map.

District Katha



Map of the district of Katha in northern Burma (Myanmar) featuring the Irrawaddy River, and the Mu Valley State Railway (still partially under construction). High points are marked with their heights so they can be used for triangulation.

Map to illustrate Mr. W.R.D. Beckett's route, Novr. 1891-April 1892


location_onVietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos

The route of W.R.D. Beckett between Bangkok and Saigon, partly along the Mekong River, is marked on this map, along with trade routes, police posts, mines (copper, iron, gold), and products (the spice cardamom, and resin benzoin (‘Gumbenjamin’)).