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

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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’)).

Upper Burma

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location_onMyanmar, Thailand

Map of Upper Burma, showing the borders with Assam (India), China and Siam (Thailand), as well as internal administrative borders. Mountains with their heights, settlements, rivers and railways (completed, proposed and under construction) are shown.

District Bhamo

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Map of the district of Bhamo in northern Burma (Myanmar) featuring the Irrawaddy River, railways (proposed and under construction, including the future Burma State Railway), and mines (amber, jade).

Index to relative positions of gold mining & prospecting grants: District Katha

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location_onMyanmar

Map of the Katha district, Burma (Myanmar), with locations of gold mines and land allocated for prospecting. High points are marked and linked with lines to create a triangulation network. The Mu Valley State Railway and Mu River are shown.

India shewing railways

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location_onMyanmar

This map of India and Burma (Myanmar) shows railways, and railways sanctioned or under construction. Other maps in this series show the same area in different years of the 1890s.

Map of Johore Territory 1893

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location_onMalaysia, Singapore

Map of the Malay state of Johor, and Singapore. The route of a proposed railway north from Johor Bahru is shown. Apart from rivers and mountains, much of the terrain is blank, with labels such as ‘Unexplored Hill Country’ or ‘Dense Jungle and Swamp’.

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