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"'The Times' Map of British South Africa, the Transvaal and Orange Free State." London: The Times, 1899-1902. Fourth edition. Separately issued, folding map with original cloth cover. With four inset maps [top left and clockwise]: "Witwatersrand," "Mafeking District," "Orange Free State," and "Natal." Wax engraving, with printed color. 38 1/2 x 28 (full sheet) With "Fourth Edition." Very good condition.

This very detailed topographical map labeled on the cover as "The Times War Map of South Africa." It is scaled to British miles and is colored coded to show: British South Africa, South African Republic, Orange Free State, Portuguese Territory, German Territory, and Proclaimed Goldfields. Colored and types of lines show: railways and telegraphs, railways constructing, steamship routes, roads, and telegraph lines only. Mission stations are shown. This very detailed map illustrates contemporary knowledge of the Boer War. $525



Wood & Ortlepp. "New Map. Briton or Boer. Northern Extension." From front cover: "Special Map of the Northern Transvaal, Rhodesia, Bechuanaland & Portuguese Territory." Johannesburg & London: Wood & Ortlepp, January 1901. Copyright June 1900 by John Wood, "Compilers to Her Majesty's Forces in South Africa." Separately issued, folding map: dissected into 30 sections and mounted on linen. With original paper covers. 28 1/4 x 38 1/2. Wax engraving. Original color. Very good condition.

This map shows the northern part of the theater of war for the Boer War (1899-1902). It focuses on the northern part of Transvaal, along with the southern part of Rhodesia. It includes also the eastern section of Bechuanaland and "Portuguese Territory" to the east. The map was produced by the "compiler to Her Majesty's Forces in South Africa," so its detail is most impressive and accurate. Roads, topography, railroads, and telegraph lines are all indicated and named. $475



G. H. Johnston. "The Investors' and Newspaper Readers' Pocket Map of Africa." Title on buckram case containing a folding map of "Africa." London and Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston, 1901. 28 x 36 1/2. Lithograph. Full original color. With a folding frontispiece entitled "The Possessions of the European Powers in Africa." 15 x 19. Excellent condition.

This clear and bright map illustrates Africa as carved up by the European colonial powers. The map is very detailed with the political spheres indicated with contrasting colors. Of particular interest is the folding frontispiece which lists fifty nine political entitles within Africa. Each is described with its location, population, area in square miles, and how they were acquired by Great Britain, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Turkey. Four are listed as "Independent." A fascinating document of colonial land-grab in Africa. $525




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