Map British and German New Guinea. British & German New Guinea

About this Item

Title

  • British and German New Guinea.

Other Title

  • British & German New Guinea

Summary

  • This 1906 map of British New Guinea, German New Guinea (also known as Kaiser-Wilhelms-land), and the Bismarck Archipelago was produced by the Geographical Section of the General Staff of the War Office of Great Britain. Germany annexed the northern area of the island of New Guinea in 1884, together with islands of New Britain and New Ireland. The Germans renamed the former New Pomerania and the latter New Mecklenburg. Also shown is Bougainville Island, which Germany annexed in 1889. When World War I broke out in 1914, German New Guinea was quickly occupied by British Imperial Forces and the whole area was placed under Australian administration in October 1914. At the end of the World War I, German New Guinea became an Australian mandate under the League of Nations as the territory of New Guinea. British New Guinea, German New Guinea, and the Bismarck Archipelago today are part Papua New Guinea, which became independent in 1975. The map shows a small part of Dutch New Guinea (part of present-day Indonesia), and the extreme northern tip of Queensland, Australia. Relief is shown by form lines and spot elevations. The scale of the map is in miles. A stamp at the bottom indicates that the map was "Loaned by the American Geographical Society to the Peace Conference at Versailles, 1918-1919."

Names

  • Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section Creator.
  • Great Britain. War Office. Intelligence Division Contributor.

Created / Published

  • Great Britain : War Office, 1906-08.

Headings

  • -  Australia--Queensland
  • -  Papua New Guinea
  • -  Indonesia--Papua
  • -  1906-08
  • -  Germany--Colonies
  • -  Great Britain--Colonies
  • -  Lithographs
  • -  Territories and possessions

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Scale 1:2,000,000"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 map : color ; 58 x 90 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668665

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section Creator, and Great Britain. War Office. Intelligence Division Contributor. British and German New Guinea. Great Britain: War Office, -08, 1906. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668665/.

APA citation style:

Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section Creator & Great Britain. War Office. Intelligence Division Contributor. (1906) British and German New Guinea. Great Britain: War Office, -08. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668665/.

MLA citation style:

Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section Creator, and Great Britain. War Office. Intelligence Division Contributor. British and German New Guinea. Great Britain: War Office, -08, 1906. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668665/>.