1938 Map of Singapore City and the Malay Peninsula

SingaporeMalay-dainippon-1938
$1,000.00
新嘉坡市街地圖 / Map of Singapore City. / Shingapōru shigai chizu. / 馬來半島旅行案内地圖 / Malay Peninsula Travel Map. / Marē Hontō ryokō annai chizu.
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1938 Map of Singapore City and the Malay Peninsula

SingaporeMalay-dainippon-1938

Important Japanese Map of Singaore from the pre-War Period.

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Title


新嘉坡市街地圖 / Map of Singapore City. / Shingapōru shigai chizu. / 馬來半島旅行案内地圖 / Malay Peninsula Travel Map. / Marē Hontō ryokō annai chizu.
  1938 (dated)    20 x 28 in (50.8 x 71.12 cm)     1 : 14000

Description


A very rare 1938 map of Singapore City and the Malay Peninsula (Malaysia) issued by the Singapore Japanese Club. This curious map is printed on both sides. The recto features a map of Singapore City, what is today generally referred to as the Downtown Core. It covers, roughly from Keppel Harbor to the Seaview Hotel and inland as far as modern day Newton. Streets and business are identified in both Japanese / Chinese and English. On the verso the map details the Malay Peninsula from Kedah to Johore and Singapore Island. Notes provinces, roads, rail lines, and major topographical features. At sea, shipping likes are noted. There is also a large inset of Singapore island bearing the date 1838. The cartography for both maps (front and back) is derived from the F.M.S. (Federated Malay States) Surveys.

This map was published by the Singapore Japanese Club for its member in 1938. It was printed by the Dai-Nippon Printing Company of Japan. A later edition, appearing in Sho�wa 17 or 1942 was printed by the Arai Printing Company (Arai Insatsujo). We have identified only three examples in institutional collections. Image above represts two sides of a single sheet.

Condition


Good. Some wear on original fold lines. Some acid toning. Image represents two sides of a single sheet.

References


OCLC 814208927. National Library of Australia, MAP G8040 1938 (1942 edition). Library of Congress, G8031.E635 1938.