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Maps of Asia

A fascinating sampling of maps depicting places in Asia.

Kimberly Kowal

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.

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Kimberly Kowal highlights personal favourite items from the collection

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Bangalore (1935)

Bangalore (1935)

China. Schan-Tung

China. Schan-Tung

Burma, No 84 P/13

Burma, No 84 P/13

Singapore (Dockyard area) (1944)

H.M. Naval Base, Singapore. Dockyard area as at January 1942.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

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