RARE 1896 MAP OF THE SHAN STATES 掸族 BURMA MANDALAY SIAM CHINA YUNNAN PROVINCE

SKETCH

MAP

OF

SHAN STATES

Illustrating

the

Journey

of

Colonel R. G. Woodthrope

The Geographical Journal, 1896

Description

This map shows the Shan States as they were at the end of the C19th.

The map is in very good (+) condition and has four vertical folds and one horizontal fold.

Size: 35cm x 28cm/13.5in x 11in

The creases in this map would be flattened out if the map was framed.

This map were taken from a copy of The Geographical Journal published in 1896.

This is an original map. It is NOT a photocopy or facsimile reproduction.

The Shan (Chinese: 掸族) are a Tai ethnic group of Southeast Asia. The Shan live primarily in the Shan State of Burma (Myanmar), but also inhabit parts of Mandalay Division, Kachin State, and Kayin State, and in adjacent regions of China and Thailand.

This map was drawn a decade after the beginning of the British colonial administration of Burma in 1887.

It was only in 1890 that the British were able to subdue all of Shan States. Under the British administration the Shan states were ruled by their saophas as feudatories of the British Crown. The British however placed Kachin Hills inside Mandalay Division and northwestern Shan areas under
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