Maps of Asia
A fascinating sampling of maps depicting places in Asia.
Lead Curator Digital Mapping
The vast continent of Asia is here represented by a relative handful of maps. Reflecting the history of Britain’s relations and interests in the 19th and 20th centuries, in particular in India and China, the military and topographic maps offer a vivid, if selective, picture of the landscape, coasts, and settlements there.
Kimberly Kowal highlights personal favourite items from the collection
Burma, No 84 P/13
H.M. Naval Base, Singapore. Dockyard area as at January 1942.