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Map of the Kingdom of Siam and its dependencies

eventc.1900

location_onMyanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam

The border of the Kingdom of Siam (Thailand) and its internal administrative districts are highlighted in yellow. Inset maps show the cities of Bangkok, Chiengmai (Chiang Mai) and Luang Pra Bang (Luang Prabang) in more detail.

India

event1898

location_onIndonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand

British Burma is coloured pink on this six-sheet map of India. Mountains are represented by hachures—short lines/dashes that give a sense of the shape and steepness of terrain—and settlements, railways, roads, rivers and lighthouses are marked.

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.

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

event1893

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’)).

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’.

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