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Military map of the Isle of Luzon



A map of Luzon, Philippines divided into military and civilian regions. Made for the American military, it features roads, railways, telegraph lines, mountains and rivers. An inset map of Manila shows military, civil and religious buildings.

Island of Luzon



This map of part of the Philippine island of Luzon was compiled during the Philippine–American War (1899–1902), and is marked with routes (paths, wagon roads), land types (grass, woods, swamp) and crops (rice, coconuts, nipa palm, cane sugar, corn).




Plan of the city of Manila, Philippines, showing the streets and buildings—categorised as military, civil or religious—around the Pasig River. Maritime routes are highlighted on inset maps of Manila Bay, the Philippines and the world.




A large-scale topographical map of the states of Hsipaw, Lawksawk and Mongkung, within the Shan State of Burma (Myanmar). Elevation is indicated by contour lines, and travel and trade routes, villages, areas of cultivation and markets are also shown.

Military map of the Isle of Luzon



A map of southern Luzon, Philippines divided into military and civilian regions. Made for the American military just before the Philippine–American War (1899–1902), it features settlements, roads, railways, telegraph stations, mountains and rivers.

Map of South-Eastern Asia and Northern Australia: showing the districts in Annam and Tonquin which France proposes to annex and to place under a Protectorate, the portion of New Guinea proposed to be acquired by Queensland, and the districts affected by the volcanic eruptions in Java


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

This 1883 map shows European colonial territories in Southeast Asia. An inset map details the proposed French annexation of Tonquin, Annam and Cochin China (modern Vietnam). International telegraph lines are also marked.

A language map of Further India and the Indian Archipelago


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.



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


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.

Map of the Burman Empire including also Siam, Cochin-China, Ton-king and Malaya


location_onVietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, Singapore

Regional borders are colour-coded on this mid-19th century map of mainland Southeast Asia, with British colonial territory in red (including part of the Burman Empire, the Straits Settlements, and Sarawak on Borneo).

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



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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