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Michael Roberts
Papers, mainly on Sri Lanka 

MSS 0031


Series 5: Sources: Maps re Ceylon/Sri Lanka IN MAP CABINET

Oversize maps in roll on top of Map Cabinet


Undated

  • [Aerial photograph of section of Colombo(?)]
  • Contour map of section of Sri Lanka (no title, no date) OVERSIZE MAP
  • Prehistoric sites of Ceylon (small map)
  • Map of the shanty settlement at Kirilapane [KIRULAPONE??], Sri Lanka for the Save the Children (on tracing paper)
  • Map of the Matale district (faded photographic copy and negative copy)
  • [Map showing Colombo transport routes] copyright Michael Roberts


Early maps (Dutch)

  • Kaart der Colombose Landen ... District of Dissavischap [18th century] Photocopy of PRO [Public Record Office] MRG 151


Early maps (English)

  • A new map of the kingdom of Candy Uda, in the Island of Ceylon. London: Printed for Richard Chiswell ..., [1681?] (Reprint: Survey Dept., Ceylon, 1952)
  • Plan of Colombo & environs with the English component commanded by Colonel Stuart, after the skirmish on the 12th February 1796 (copy on tracing paper) OVERSIZE MAP
  • Map of the four gravets of Colombo, including a cinemon plantation called the Marendahn, surveyed 1802 by G. Scheider (copy on tracing paper)
  • Plan of Colombo in the island of Ceylon 1806 (photocopy of PRO MPH 396 M BP 285)
  • No. 2. Colombo and environs in the island of Ceylon [1806] (photocopy of PRO MPH 398 S BP 286)
  • [Part map - Cinnamon Gardens and lake depth in feet] [1815?] (photocopy of PRO MPH 536 L)
  • Plan of Kandy in the island of Ceylon showing the position of the redouts constructed in its vicinity / Henry Evatt 1816 (photocopy)
  • Fort of Colombo 1839 (photocopy composite of multiple sheets) OVERSIZE MAP
  • Sketch of the fortress of Colombo and environs. To accompany the Royal Engineer's letter of August 1860 ... (photocopy of PRO MPH 867 P72 L BP 284)
  • Map showing the position of the coffee estates in the central province of Ceylon. "Stanford's map: Colombo Museum - obviously derived from Fraser's 1862 map (photographic copy 1968)
  • Colombo town survey, Section VIII 1868 (2 copies), plus sections 3 & 4 (3 copies) and 7 & 8
  • Map of Colombo and its environs: comprising the boundaries of the municipal wards ... [1870] (multiple photocopies pasted together)
  • Map of the central province of Ceylon exhibiting the situation of coffee estates ... / H. Raffel, draughtsman, engraved by J. Haddon, London [c. 1880] (Copy of PRO CO 700 / Ceylon 12) OVERSIZE MAP
  • Map of the hill country of Ceylon, shewing the positions of the principal coffee estates, &c. ... Colombo: Published by A.M. Ferguson, Ceylon Observer Office & London: J. Haddon & Co. c. 1830 (copy of national Museum of Colombo map) 2 copies OVERSIZE MAP
  • City of Colombo in 1893. "The weak, the dead and the unwanted at the fringes"
  • Colombo City: wards with principal roads and with railway lines, 1893 (photocopy)
  • Low lying areas and waterways in Colombo, 1893. 3 copies, 1 marked with wards
  • Map of the municipality of Colombo [1893]: to accompany the Surveyor General's letter of April 1895 to the Colonial Secretary (2 photocopies, annotated)
  • Colombo City [showing buildings, 1894 (2 copies, 1 on tracing paper)
  • 'Map of the municipality of Colombo, annotated" [n.d.] (photocopy)


1900s

  • Quadrant 9:1 of Colombo, 1904-1905 [Cinnamon Gardens] (2 copies)


1920s

  • Kandy Centralised 1929: showing gardens & wet paddy fields (hand-drawn copy on tracing paper)


1940s

  • Ceylon 1/4 inch 1949 (sheets 3, 4)


1950s

  • Distribution of population by revenue districts, 1953 (small map)
  • Planting districts of Ceylon showing the principal estates 1956. Sheet 3 only
  • Diagram of the planting districts of Ceylon showing the principal estates, 1956-60, part revised and reprinted 1980 (4 sheets)
  • Engineering surveys, 1959 (small map)


1960s

  • Land utilization 1962 (small map)
  • Natural resources 1962
  • Post offices & sub-post offices, Kandy District 1962
  • Crop distribution index 1964 (small map)
  • Ceylon vegetation& environmental conditions 1964, corrected 1965 / French Institute of Pondicherry
  • Land utilization 1967


1970s

  • Ambalangoda [physical] 1971/72
  • Ceylon climate 1972
  • [Sinhalese map] 1972
  • City of Colombo and surroundings 1976
  • Sri Lanka: physical 1976
  • Sri Lanka, 1/4 inch, 1976 (4 sheets, 2 copies of sheet 3)
  • Map of Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia [roads & buildings] 1977
  • Area of authority of the Greater Colombo Economic Commission 1978 (2 copies)
  • Overall drainage scheme for entire Colombo 1978 OVERSIZE MAP


1980s

  • Colombo sections - sheets no. 64, 71, 79 - showing residences & structures. Survey Dept. 1980
  • Colombo slum and shanty improvement projects: projects locations for the implementation programme 1980/81 (faded photographic copy)
  • Low-lying areas & waterways in Colombo, 1982 see also Waterways & low lying areas of Sri Lanka 1893


Electoral maps

  • Ceylon 1/4 inch, showing electoral districts, reprinted 1963-64. 4 sheets
  • Parliamentary electoral districts 1969
  • Ceylon electoral map 1976 (based on1968 map of electoral boundaries, names & numbers) 4 sheets
  • Galle: electoral districts, administrative affairs & local authority limits 1975/1976
  • Ambalangoda: electoral districts ... 1975/76
  • Sri Lanka electoral district map 1980

 

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