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Singapore: Plan of harbour and roadstead

event1885

location_onSingapore

Plan of Singapore harbour, with wharfs and buildings. A roadstead—a body of water sheltered from tides/currents, for ships to anchor—is labelled ‘Singapore Road’. Islands, shoals and reefs are marked, as are roads and buildings in the city.

Map of Prince of Wales' Island or Pulo Penang and province Wellesley

event1853

location_onMalaysia

Map of the Penang Strait, including written instructions on how to navigate the strait. On land, areas of cultivation are marked, with a table listing acreage used for each crop. A boundary with Siam based on an 1831 treaty is also shown.

Plan of Pulo Condor

event1794

location_onVietnam

There is a port at the south of this map of the Côn Đảo archipelago (Vietnam), and notes giving details such as a suitable location to careen ships (turning a ship on its side for cleaning or repair). A ruined English fort is also marked.

To the Right Honourable William, Lord Cowper, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, this map of Asia

event1720

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

Map dedicated to William Cowper, whose coat of arms sits atop the cartouche. It features two horses holding a crest with three martlets (mythical birds used in heraldry). The cartouche also features Asian traders. Monsoons are marked on the map.

A map of the East-Indies and the adjacent countries: with the settlements, factories and territories, explaning what belongs to England, Spain, France, Holland, Denmark, Portugal &c.

event1720

location_onBrunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Southeast Asia, Singapore

This map showcases the colonial territories of Southeast Asia in the 18th century, with text detailing trading information and the products of each region. There are five inset maps featuring plans of specific trading ports.

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