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Plan of the town and suburbs of Rangoon

eventc.1895-1897

location_onMyanmar

Detailed plan of the city of Rangoon (Yangon, Myanmar) with commercial, religious, government and military buildings, surrounded by lakes, fields of crops and villages. Someone has drawn details on the map of areas that have undergone ‘levelling’.

Plan of Singapore town

event1893

location_onSingapore

Large-scale plan of Singapore city, spread over eight sheets. Includes the central civic/business area around the Singapore River, Tanjong Pagar dock, and residential areas. The city is surrounded by suburbs, cemeteries, mangroves, vegetable gardens.

Town of Singapore

event1892

location_onSingapore

Plan of Singapore town, including Tanjong Pagar docks, the central civic/business area around the Singapore River, and residential areas. A roadstead—a body of water sheltered from tides/currents, for ships to anchor—is labelled ‘The Roads’.

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

event1820

location_onVietnam

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.

Plan of the city of Batavia

event1750

location_onIndonesia

A plan of Batavia (Jakarta), the main port of the Dutch East India Company's trading network in Southeast Asia. ‘The Great River’ flows through the city to the pier, overseen by Batavia Castle at the river’s mouth. Fields surround the city walls.

A plan of the city and castle of Batavia

event1746

location_onIndonesia

A mid-18th century plan of Batavia (Jakarta), the main port of the Dutch East India Company's trading network in Southeast Asia. Ships can be seen transporting goods along ‘The Great River’ to the sea, overseen by Batavia Castle at the river’s mouth.

A mapp of Batavia with all itts forts

event1704

location_onIndonesia

This early 18th century map of Batavia (Jakarta) shows an important port city, with military forts, a long pier, and many ships at sea. However, the map also shows a city surrounded by fields and plantations, for producing crops and grazing animals.

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