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Map of parts of Uitenhage and Alexandria
Map of parts of Uitenhage and Alexandria
Map shows the mineral composition of the area around Uitenhage and Alexandria including alluvium and gravels of modern rivers and recent marine limestones of pebble-beds, the soils and minerals of the Uitenhage, Dwyka, Witteberg and Table Mountain series, and the volcanic rocks of the Zuurberg fissure. The map also features cadastral information giving farm boundaries and farm names, as well as the Zuurberg mountain range, Enon mission station, St Croix Island, Jahleel Island, Brenton Rock, Coega River and Sunday's River., Bar scale on map in miles., Cape Times Ltd.
Map of south-eastern Africa shewing the routes to the Victoria gold fields
Map of south-eastern Africa shewing the routes to the Victoria gold fields
The map shows south-eastern Africa from Port Elizabeth in the south to Quilimane in the north, as well as the routes from Durban to the Victoria gold fields. The map also indicates towns, the territories of African leaders, mountains, rivers and the sites of gold deposits., Relief shown by hachures., Bar scale in English miles., "Extra to the Natal Mercury".
Map of southern Africa : showing the recruiting systems of the Native Recruiting Corporation and the Witwatersrand Native Labour Association
Map of southern Africa : showing the recruiting systems of the Native Recruiting Corporation and the Witwatersrand Native Labour Association
Map of southern Africa showing native mine workers' recruiting stations of the Native Recruiting Corporation (N.R.C.) and the Witwatersrand Native Labour Association (W.N.L.A.), international boundaries, native transport routes, names of places and rivers. Colour. Illustrated. Scale: 1.5 in. to 100 Statute miles.
Map of the Cape Government Railways, the Royal Mail Route of the Orange River Colony, Tranvaal and Rhodesia
Map of the Cape Government Railways, the Royal Mail Route of the Orange River Colony, Tranvaal and Rhodesia
Map of showing railway routes from the Cape Colony to other provinces and Rhodesia, the Royal Mail route in the Orange River Colony, Transvaal, and Rhodesia, with an enlarged portion showing Cape Town railways, shipping routes, international and colony boundaries, rivers, lakes, and a list of places mentioned on the map. Some colours. Scale: 4.8 in. to 300 English miles. Projection not given.
Map of the Cape Government Railways, the Royal Mail route to the Orange River Colony, Transvaal and Rhodesia
Map of the Cape Government Railways, the Royal Mail route to the Orange River Colony, Transvaal and Rhodesia
Map of southern Africa, including the Cape Colony, the Orange River Colony, the Transvaal, Natal, Bechuanaland, and Rhodesia, showing the routes of the Cape Government Railways and other existing railways (those already in use and those still under construction) as well as lines that had been proposed or authorised. The map also indicates cities, towns (with an alphabetical index to places on the map), rivers and shipping routes from London to Cape Town and along the South African coast., Townshend, Taylor and Snashall (Firm)
Map of the Colony of Natal
Map of the Colony of Natal
A map of Natal showing cities, towns, villages, rivers, mountains and other features., Relief shown by shading., Projection not given.
Map of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope
Map of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope
Detailed topocadastral map of the Cape Peninsula and False Bay from Cape Point to Cape Hangklip [Hanglip] and Stony Point. Topography is indicated by contour lines. The map features farm boundaries, farm names and quit rent numbers., The paper of the map is extremely brittle and there are tears around the periphery.
Map of the District of Kentani, sheet no. 1
Map of the District of Kentani, sheet no. 1
Map of the District of Kentani showing settlements, building lots, native locations, commonages, reserves, district boundaries, roads, and rivers. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Kentani, sheet no. 2
Map of the District of Kentani, sheet no. 2
Map of the District of Kentani showing native locations, commonages, building lots, reserves, district boundaries, roads, and rivers. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Matatiela, sheet no. 1
Map of the District of Matatiela, sheet no. 1
Map of the District of Matatiela showing Ongeluks Nek, with surrounding areas, commonages, names of places, roads, rivers, district boundaries, and location reserves. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Matatiela, sheet no. 2
Map of the District of Matatiela, sheet no. 2
Map od the District of Matatiela showing locations, district boundaries, commonages, names of places, location reserves, field cornetcies, roads, and rivers. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Matatiela, sheet no. 3
Map of the District of Matatiela, sheet no. 3
Map of the District of Matatiela showing Bethesda and surrounding areas, names of places, district boundaries, commonages, roads, and rivers. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Matatiela, sheet no. 4
Map of the District of Matatiela, sheet no. 4
Map of the District of Matatiela showing Little Umzimvubu and Umvenyane, with towns, schools, field cornetcies, district boundaries, names of places, commonages, roads, and rivers. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Matatiela, sheets no. 5 & 6
Map of the District of Matatiela, sheets no. 5 & 6
Map of the District of Matatiela showing location reserves, Enkolweni school, commonages, field cornetcies, roads, paths, and rivers. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Mount Currie, sheet no. 1
Map of the District of Mount Currie, sheet no. 1
Map of the District of Mount Currie showing commonages, location reserves, roads, cornetcies, district boundaries, and rivers. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Mount Currie, sheet no. 2
Map of the District of Mount Currie, sheet no. 2
Map of the District of Mount Currie showing commonages, location reserves, cornetcies, roads, and rivers. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Mount Currie, sheet no. 3
Map of the District of Mount Currie, sheet no. 3
Map of the District of Mount Currie showing commonages, location reserves, district boundaries, cornetcies, rivers, swamps, and roads. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Mount Currie, sheet no. 4
Map of the District of Mount Currie, sheet no. 4
Map of the District of Mount Currie showing Kokstad and surround areas, with forest reserves, district boundaries, cornetcies, commonages, roads, and rivers. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Umzimkulu, sheet no. 1
Map of the District of Umzimkulu, sheet no. 1
Map of the District of Umzimkulu showing Singapansi, rivers, main and ordinary roads, and plots of land. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Umzimkulu, sheet no. 2
Map of the District of Umzimkulu, sheet no. 2
Map of the District of Umzimkulu showing Indowana, with district boundaries, rivers, main and ordinary roads, forest reserves, location reserves, names of mountains and plots of land. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Umzimkulu, sheet no. 3
Map of the District of Umzimkulu, sheet no. 3
Map of the District of Umzimkulu showing Lower Ibisi and part of Zuurberg, with rivers, roads, location reserves, forest reserves, names of places and plots, and boundaries. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Umzimkulu, sheet no. 4
Map of the District of Umzimkulu, sheet no. 4
Map of the District of Umzimkulu showing Ingeli, with location reserves, farms or plots, district boundaries, towns and names of places, rivers, forest reserves, and routes of travel. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Xalanga
Map of the District of Xalanga
Map of the District of Xalanga showing names of places and settlemets, rivers, roads, boundaries, lots, and plots. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the District of Xalanga
Map of the District of Xalanga
Map of the District of Xalanga showing future plans, names of settlements and places, plots, boundaries, roads, and rivers. Scale 1 English mile to 1 inch.
Map of the Eastern Frontier of the Cape Colony and adjacent territory
Map of the Eastern Frontier of the Cape Colony and adjacent territory
The map indicates the administrative areas of East London, Peddie, Bathurst, King William's Town, Alexandria, Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, Humansdorp, Graaff Reinet, Middelburg, Cradock, Colesberg, Albert, Herschel, Aliwal North, Queenstown, Stockenstrom, Victoria East, Fort Beaufort, Bedford and Albany. It also shows portions of Natal, Basutoland and the Free State as well as cities, towns and mission stations., Relief shown by shading., Note on map: "This map has been compiled from the best available sources of information in the Surveyor General's Office"., Projection not given. Bar scale in English miles., Manuscript annotation: "Copyright reserved no. 541, M.B."
Map of the Gambia :
Map of the Gambia :
Map of Gambia and hinterland. British settlements and slave trading localities are denoted by a red line and a green line beneath names, respectively. Note on map: "The slave trading factory in Bulama I destroyed and 206 slaves given up to the Commander of the Brisk". The map indicates tribal locations., Relief shown by hachures., The map was produced to accompany Dr Richard Robert Madden’s anti-slavery report published in: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on the West Coast of Africa. Report : together with the minutes of evidence, appendix, and index. 1842.
Map of the Gold Coast to accompany Dr Madden's report
Map of the Gold Coast to accompany Dr Madden's report
Map of the Gold Coast and hinterland, with the names of British settlements underlined in red and slave trading locations underlined in green., The map was produced to accompany Dr Richard Robert Madden’s anti-slavery report published in: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. (551) Select Committee on the West Coast of Africa, 5 August 1842.
Map of the Gold Coast to accompany Dr Madden's report
Map of the Gold Coast to accompany Dr Madden's report
Map of the Gold Coast and hinterland, with the names of British settlements underlined in red and slave trading locations underlined in green., The map was produced to accompany Dr Richard Robert Madden’s anti-slavery report published in: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. (551) Select Committee on the West Coast of Africa, 5 August 1842.
Map of the Gold Coast to accompany Dr. Madden's Report
Map of the Gold Coast to accompany Dr. Madden's Report
Map of the Gold Coast showing names of districts or confederates, tribes and places, rivers, lakes, with red lines denoting British settlements, and green lines denoting slave trading centres. Some colours. Scale 60 English Miles to 3 Inches.
Map of the Kaap gold fields :
Map of the Kaap gold fields :
Map showing Barberton, Jamestown, Eureka City and Avoca, Golden Valley, Sheba Hill, Rimers Creek, Imperial Reef, Lily Reef, Caroline Reef and Heslop's Creek (with the lists of all the claims and workings of each of these reefs), tramways, rivers, hills and mountains, roads and paths., Relief shown by shading., Lithographed by the Argus Printing Co. Ltd., Map folds into an outer cover.
Map of the Lydenburg gold fields, S.A. Republic (Transvaal)
Map of the Lydenburg gold fields, S.A. Republic (Transvaal)
Map of the Lydenburg gold fields area showing gold diggings, surveyed lines including those in dispute, approximate lines, the Portuguese line, the Swaziland line, main and other roads, kraals and farms boundaries and farm numbers., Relief shown by shading., "Entered at Stationer's Hall & copyright registered in the Cape Colony.", Inset: Index to farm numbers, farm names, names of owners and the areas in English acres (with remarks). The index includes a certification that the details were certified as checked and found correct by Jacobus Johannes Meintjes, Registrar of Deeds for the South African Republic, Registry Office, Pretoria, August 4th, 1883.
Map of the Pretoria and Heidelberg goldfields
Map of the Pretoria and Heidelberg goldfields
Map of the goldfields in the Pretoria and Heidelberg areas showing farm boundaries, farm names, property numbers, some owners' names, rivers, unsurveyed lands and hills and mountains, as well as the northern portion of the Orange Free State and the surrounding districts of Rustenberg, Heidelberg and Standerton. The map includes a table of distances by F. Jeppe and an index of mining leases furnished by J.J. Meintjes, Registrar of Deeds., Relief shown by hachures., "The blue border represents the Pretoria District line. All farms on which payable gold has been discovered have been marked with a coloured border, and the small plots equally coloured represent the mining leases granted by Government. I, the undersigned G.R. von Wielligh, Surveyor General of the South African Republic hereby certify that I have examined this compilation and found it correct. [Signed] G.R. Wielligh, Surveyor General's Office, Pretoria, 20th Feby. 1887.", Inset: Plan shewing the proclaimed area at the Witwatersrand and the position of the principal reefs.
Map of the South African Republic and adjoining territories
Map of the South African Republic and adjoining territories
Map of the South African Republic (later the Transvaal) showing the boundaries with its southern African neighbours, cities, towns, main roads, other roads and tracks, railways and railway stations, kraals, mission stations, mountains, rivers, telegraphs and telegraph offices, and the undersea cable from Durban to Lourenço Marques and northwards to Zanzibar., "Railways to June 1899.", Relief shown by hachures and spot heights.
Map of the Transvaal Colony
Map of the Transvaal Colony
Map of the Transvaal showing inter-colonial and territorial boundaries, district boundaries, existing railways, projected railways, railways under construction in 1902, principal roads, towns, villages, postal stations and railway stations., Bar scale in miles., Some manuscript annotations, mostly additional place names. The map has split into two pieces along the central fold line.
Map of the Transvaal Republic and Moselikatse's country, framed from observations and from information obtained from travellers, hunters and natives showing the routs [sic] to the Tati gold fields and further north, 1868 and 1869
Map of the Transvaal Republic and Moselikatse's country, framed from observations and from information obtained from travellers, hunters and natives showing the routs [sic] to the Tati gold fields and further north, 1868 and 1869
The map shows parts of the Transvaal, Rhodesia [Zimbabwe] and Mozambique, Mashona country, Matabele country and Makalaka country. It also indicates towns, including Delagoa [Bay], Inhambane, Sofala, Tete, Nilstroom [Nylstroom], Warmbad, Rustenburg, Pretoria, Potchefstroom and Heidelberg, mountains, rivers, tributaries, and the sites of gold fields and rumoured gold deposits., Relief shown by contours.
Map of the Transvaal and the surrounding territories
Map of the Transvaal and the surrounding territories
Map of the Transvaal with portions of the Orange Free State, Cape of Good Hope, Griqualand West, Basuto Land, Natal, Portuguese territories, boundary lines, cities and towns, African clans and tribes, kraals, the approximate line of the Keate award, goldfields and places where gold could be found, mines, specific metals and minerals, missionary stations, postal routes, post offices, the projected railway line from Delagoa Bay, main roads, tsetse fly areas, forest and thorn bush and farms (with some surnames of owners). Also indicated on the map are the routes of the following travellers: St. Vincent Whitshed Erskine (1868 and 1872); Eduard Mohr and Adolf Hübner (1869-1870); Captain James Frederic Elton (1870); Carl Mauch (1869-1871); Thomas Baines (1871-1873); Henry St. G. Osborne (1872); Dr Emil Cohen (1873); Col. George Pomeroy Colley (1875); John Sanderson and others; P. Hope (1873); and Joaquim de Santa Rita Montanha (1855-1856)., Relief shown by hachures and spot heights., Five insets: Distances by trochiameter -- Table showing distances and altitudes of projected line of railway from Lourenço Marques to Drakensberg according to prely. survey taken by R.T. Hall -- Plan of Pretoria -- Continuation of Mauch's route to the ruins of Zimbabye [sic] discd. 5th Septr. 1871 -- Plan of Lourenço Marques.
Map of the Union of South Africa
Map of the Union of South Africa
Map of the Union of South Africa showing territories, provinces, international and provincial boundaries, towns and places, railways, roads, rivers, pans, and mountains. No scale or projection given.
Map of the Union of South Africa
Map of the Union of South Africa
Map of the Union of South Africa showing the South East part, with parts of the Orange Free State, Cape of Good Hope, Natal, and Basutoland, international and provincial boundaries, districts, towns and villages, railways, roads, and rivers. Coloured. Relief shown by hypsometric tints. Scale: 1:1,000,000.
Map of the coastal plateau in the Divisions of George, Knysna, Humansdorp, and Uniondale
Map of the coastal plateau in the Divisions of George, Knysna, Humansdorp, and Uniondale
Map showing rock formation types such as drift sand, old alluvium, uitenhage beds, bokkeveld beds, table mountain beds, pre-cape rocks, and granite and gneiss, in the Divisions of George, Knysna, Humansdorp, and Uniondale. Also shows rivers and towns. Scale: 1 in. to 3 English miles.
Map of the coastal plateau in the divisions of George, Knysna, Humansdorp, and Uniondale
Map of the coastal plateau in the divisions of George, Knysna, Humansdorp, and Uniondale
Geological map of the George, Knysna, Humansdorp and Uniondale coastal plateau from Herold's Bay to Storm's Point on the coast and the Long Kloof in the hinterland. The index of the formations on the map indicates: drift sand, old alluvium, Uitenhage beds, Bokkeveld beds, Table Mountain beds, pre-Cape rocks, granite and gneiss., The map is signed by geologist, Ernest H. Schwarz, 29 March 1905., Bar scale on map in English miles.

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