Map of Burma, Siam, French Indo-China and Straits Settlements. The Straits Settlements were a group of British territories located in Southeast Asia. Originally established in 1826 as part of the territories controlled by the British East India Company, the Straits Settlements came under British Raj control in 1858 and then under direct British control as a Crown colony on 1 April 1867. In 1946, following the end of the Second World War and the Japanese occupation, the colony was dissolved as part of Britain’s reorganisation of its Southeast Asian dependencies in the area.
The Straits Settlements originally consisted of the four individual settlements of Penang, Singapore, Malacca, and Dinding. The map is from the Collier’s New Encyclopedia.