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Boundaries of Tongkin or Tongkia

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location_onLaos, Vietnam

This late 19th century map shows the disputed border region between Siam (Thailand, Laos) and Tongkin (Vietnam), with the border claimed by Siam highlighted in yellow. Provinces along the border are labelled with the names of their local tribes.

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).

District Ruby Mines

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Map of the district of Ruby Mines in northern Burma (Myanmar) featuring the Irrawaddy and Shweli rivers. High points are marked with their heights so they can be used for triangulation. As the name suggests, the district was known for its rubies.

Facsimile of map given to the French Ambassador 29th Aug. 1889 as indicating the Approximate Boundaries of Siam to the North West & North such as they have hitherto been considered

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location_onCambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

The border between Siam (Thailand) and Tenasserin (Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar) is highlighted on this map, while the more northerly border between Siam and Burma (Myanmar) is marked as being ‘approximate’.

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

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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: Cotton

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On this map of India and Burma (Myanmar), shading indicates what percentage of each province is used for the cultivating cotton. Part of a series of maps of the same area showing different crops (others include rice and sugarcane).

India: Rice

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On this map of India and Burma (Myanmar), shading indicates what percentage of each province is used for the cultivating rice. Part of a series of maps of the same area showing different crops (others include cotton and sugarcane).

India: Sugar cane

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On this map of India and Burma (Myanmar), shading indicates what percentage of each province is used for the cultivating sugarcane. Part of a series of maps of the same area showing different crops (others include cotton and rice).

India shewing railways

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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’.

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’)).

Map to illustrate the Siamese question: showing the present limits of French claims, and the additional territory now demanded

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location_onCambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Map highlighting areas of eastern Siam (Thailand) claimed by France. Notes describe Siam’s geography, government, population, military and trade (rice, teak, pepper, bullocks, fish, hides, tin, cardamom, tin), including trading partners by tonnage.

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