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Auction 102, Lot 500

"South Africa Compiled from the M.S. Maps in the Colonial Office Captn. Owen's Survey &c", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Southern Africa

Period: 1834 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 12.2 inches
39.4 x 31 cm

A detailed and precisely drawn map of South Africa. This was published one year before the Great Trek. Starting in 1835, more than 10,000 Boers (Voortrekkers) left the Cape Colony with their families and went north and northeast. This map shows the political and topographical setting for this historical event. Names of towns, rivers, mountains, plains, and information on native and animal populations are given throughout. Included are four inset maps of Environs of the Cape, District of George, Environs of Graham-Town, and Cape-Town. Published by Baldwin & Cradock.


Condition: A

Some marginal toning, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $30

Closed on 3/5/2003