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Map of Asia: Printed for the New York Central's 'Four-Track Series'


location_onMalaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Laos, Southeast Asia

Colonial territory is labelled and colour-coded on this map of Southeast Asia. A list on the left edge gives the colonial status, size and population of Asian countries, and ranks the main cities by population. Gold and iron mines are marked.

Stanford's Library Map of Asia


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

Southeast Asia is on sheet four of this map. British colonial territory—British Burma, the Straits Settlements, Sarawak, Brunei, British North Borneo—is highlighted in red, with Dutch, Spanish, French and Portuguese territory also shown.

A map of British North Borneo


location_onMalaysia, Brunei, Indonesia

The colonial territories of British North Borneo are shown in pink on this late 19th century map, with Brunei and Sarawak in green, and Dutch colonial territory in yellow. Sea routes around the British Empire are depicted on an inset map.

Skeleton map of India



On this map of India, Burma (Myanmar) is divided into two regions: ‘British Burma’—under British colonial rule after the Second Anglo-Burmese War (1852)—and Upper Burma (labelled ‘Burma’), under British rule after the Third Anglo-Burmese War (1885).



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

This map highlights the colonisation of Southeast Asia, showing French Indochina (green), British Burma and Malaya (orange), the Dutch East Indies (pink), and the Spanish Philippines (green). In the region, only Siam (yellow) is independent.

Map of the Island of Singapore and its dependencies



Map of Singapore Island, divided into Districts, including the surrounding islands and straits. The city centre, roads and forests are marked. MacRitchie Reservoir is at the centre of the island, with coconut plantations along the east coast.

A map of the Malay Peninsula


location_onMalaysia, Singapore, Thailand

Map of the Malay Peninsula showcasing the Straits Settlements in pink, the Federated Malay States in red, and Siamese states in yellow. A table of common words in English, Malay and Siamese is included. Only four of six sheets are available.

Sketch map shewing progress of railway construction in the Federated Malay States



Various stages of railway construction are shown on this map of the west coast of the Malay Peninsula, from stretches being surveyed to completed line. Costs are given for the construction.

Burma and adjacent countries: With additions and corrections to boundaries and railways up to December, 1898


location_onMyanmar, Thailand

The regional and national borders of Burma and Siam are hand-coloured on this map. Provinces, districts and states within Burma are also highlighted, and itemised in a separate list.

India shewing railways



This map of India and Burma (Myanmar) shows railways, and railways sanctioned or under construction. There is a list of the railway lines shown, with their route and length. Other maps show the same area in different years of the 1890s.



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.

A Map of the Malay Peninsula


location_onIndonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand

On this late 19th century map of the Malay Peninsula, the British colonial territories—the Straits Settlements of Singapore, Malacca, Dinding and Penang—are in red, demarcating them from the British protectorate states of the rest of the peninsula.