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1933 Printers Limited Map of Ipoh City, Malaysia

Ipoh Town. - Main View

1933 Printers Limited Map of Ipoh City, Malaysia


Rare map of Malaysia's third largest city!


Ipoh Town.
  1933 (undated)     12 x 16.5 in (30.48 x 41.91 cm)     1 : 12600


This is a scarce 1933 map of Ipoh Town, the third largest city in Malaysia. The map covers the modern-day center of Ipoh from the railway station to, roughly Perak. Although this map was printed in 1933, it was probably based upon F.M.S. (Federated Malay States) surveys completed before 1928, when the Kinta River was straitened following the fold of 1926. The city's neoclassical railways station, designed by A. B. Hubback in 1914, is situated at the left-hand extreme of the map. This map was issued in Singapore by Printers Limited to accompany the Singapore and Malayan Directory of 1933.


Printers Limited (fl. c. 1879 - 1940) was a Singapore based printing and publishing company active in the late 19th century and first half of the 20th century. Printers Ltd. provided a range of commercial lithography and printing services ranging from business stationary, to custom account books, to lithography. Among other projects, they issued the Singapore and Malayan Directory. Their offices were at 10 Collyer Quay, and their printing works on Trafalgar Street. Learn More...

Federated Malay States Survey (1922 - 1945), better known as the F.M.S. Survey Department, was established in the early 20th century to produce detailed surveys of British Malaya and the Straits Settlements. The survey department had offices in most major Malayan ports, including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang (Georgetown), and Malacca. They were the first official survey organization to publish detailed scientifically produced maps of the region. Learn More...


The Singapore and Malayan Directory of 1933, (Singapore: Printers Limited) 1933.    


Very good. Minor wear on original fold lines. Backed on archival tissue.


Durand, F., and Curtis, R., Map of Malaya and Borneo Discovery, Statehood and Progress, #153.