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Plan von Kairo nebst umgebung mit der gegend des alten Memphis und den pyramiden gruppen von Gizeh und Sakkarah. Plate 1
Plan von Kairo nebst umgebung mit der gegend des alten Memphis und den pyramiden gruppen von Gizeh und Sakkarah. Plate 1
Plan of Cairo, Egypt, and the surrounding areas showing the Nile river, farmlands, main roads, vegetation, and burial sites including the ruins of ancient Memphis and the pyramids of Saqqara. Scale approximately 1:45 000.
Plan von Kairo nebst umgebung mit der gegend des alten Memphis und den pyramiden gruppen von Gizeh und Sakkarah. Plate 2
Plan von Kairo nebst umgebung mit der gegend des alten Memphis und den pyramiden gruppen von Gizeh und Sakkarah. Plate 2
Plan of Cairo, Egypt, and the surrounding areas showing the Nile river, farmlands, main roads, vegetation, and burial sites including the pyramids of Giza. Scale approximately 1:45 000.
Pobé
Pobé
Map of Dahomey showing cities, towns, villages, roads, railways, rivers, vegetation and other features in the region of Pobé., Relief not shown., Projection not given.
Politisch-militärische Karte von Süd-Afrika--[cartographic material] : zur Veranschaulichung der Kämpfe zwischen Buren und Engländern bis zur Gegenwart : mit statistischen Begleitworten : SüdAfrika vom Politisch-militärischen Standpunste
Politisch-militärische Karte von Süd-Afrika--[cartographic material] : zur Veranschaulichung der Kämpfe zwischen Buren und Engländern bis zur Gegenwart : mit statistischen Begleitworten : SüdAfrika vom Politisch-militärischen Standpunste
The map shows German, British and Portuguese territories in southern Africa including South Africa, Rhodesia, the Bechuanaland Protectorate, Basutoland, Gasa Land, the South African Republic, the Orange Free State and other territories including Damaraland, Namaland, Korannaland, Khama's Reich and Setscheli's Reich. It also shows national boundaries and British troop transport routes from Plymouth and Portsmouth round the Cape of Good Hope to Durban and Delagoa Bay and the onward route to Bombay, India. The key shows forts and fortifications, the concentration of English and Boer troops, the position of the German colonial forces, battles in the revolutionary wars of 1880-81, English railways in the Boer states and other railway companies or constructions, undersea cables and telegraph lines, and German and British steamship routes., Relief is represented by shading., "Aus Habenicht, Spezialkarte v. Afrika u. Langhans, Deutscher Kolonial-Atlas.", The map folds into a paper cover to which the lower left segment of the map is glued. The cover incorporates text about the region entitled: SüdAfrika vom Politisch-militärischen Standpunste., There are two inset maps : "Haupttreks der Buren die zur Gründung ihrer Freistaaten führten" and "Goldfelder in Transvaal". There is an inset portrait of S.J. Paul Kruger. Also shown are the coats of arms of the Orange Free State and the South African Republic, and the "Britische Kriefsflagge" [British war flag]., The map is badly damaged and has been torn along a fold into two pieces.
Port Elizabeth, Algoa Bay: shewing position of 3 proposed batteries & 2 martello towers; also of usual anchorage for shipping
Port Elizabeth, Algoa Bay: shewing position of 3 proposed batteries & 2 martello towers; also of usual anchorage for shipping
Manuscript map showing Port Elizabeth, Betheldorp [Bethelsdorp], Salt Lake, Cradock Town Mill, Chelsea Point, Cape Recife and Thunderbolt Reef. The map also indicates the sites of beacons, the powder magazine, the cemetry, the old fishery and topographical features from the Zwartkops River in the north to Cape Recife in the south., "Traced by George Simmons ... 25/4/62.", Scale in cables and sea miles., Map marked C 40 No 4.
Portuguese East Africa
Portuguese East Africa
The map shows the following areas with red shaded borders: Nyasa Company's Territory, Mozambique, Zambezia, Tete; Mozambique Company's Territority, Inhambane, Gaza, and Lourenço Marques. The neighbouring areas are German East Africa, British Central Africa, North East Rhodesia, Congo Free State, Transvaal, Mashonaland and Matabeleland., The reference key indicates international and provincial boundaries, telegraph lines and offices, and railways. Rivers, lakes, mountains, villages and towns are also shown., The map is labeled Topographical Section, General Staff, No. 2070., The map is dated June 1905 with a note stating that it includes later small corrections dated November 1905., The scale bar is given in miles and kilometres.
Post road from Bloem Hof to Wolmaranstad
Post road from Bloem Hof to Wolmaranstad
Map shows the towns of Bloemhof, Wolmaranstad and Klerksdorp, the post roads linking these towns, other main roads, a short section of the railway line from Klerksdorp to Johannesburg, railway stations, bridle paths, telegraph wires, hills, farms, cultivated lands, trees, bushes, stores, spruits, the Vaal River, dry water courses and their general direction, pools and salt pans., Relief shown by contours and spot heights.
Postal route map of the Union of South Africa
Postal route map of the Union of South Africa
Map showing the postal routes in the Union of South Africa, main and branch offices, money order offices, sub Post Offices and agencies, international boundaries, with enlarged portion of the Cape Division, enlarged map of the Witwatersrand District, provinces, names of places. Scale: 1.9 in. to 50 English miles. No projection given.
Pretoria
Pretoria
Rev. temporary ed. Apr. 1905., Map of the Pretoria area showing territorial boundaries, district boundaries, ward boundaries, townlands, "locations", farm names, beacons and boundaries (with sub-divisions, if any), railways under traffic, railway stations, roads, pans, mines, rivers and dams., Relief shown by contours and spot heights., "Computed and compiled from the Farm Surveys of the Transvaal and all available material.", "Revised 1st October 1903. Revised temporary Edition, April, 1905.", Folds into an outer cover (19 x 13 cm.)., MS annotations on map.
Provisional geological map of Nigeria
Provisional geological map of Nigeria
Geological map of Nigeria showing geological formations and economic minerals, with international, provincial, and divisional boundaries, towns and villages, railways, roads, post, telegraph and telephone offices, telegraph and telephone lines, lighthouses and landing strips and wireless stations, rivers and watercourses, dams and reservoirs. Colour. Scale 1:2 000 000
Rapid reconnaissance, Aliwal North to Caledon River and Odendaal Stroom to Smithfield
Rapid reconnaissance, Aliwal North to Caledon River and Odendaal Stroom to Smithfield
Anglo-Boer War rapid reconnaissance map assessing the suitability of the route from Aliwal North to the Caledon River, and Odendaal Stroom to Smithfield for the transportation of armaments. Map shows farms, dams, estimated height of roads and heights of hills above roads. There are several sets of detailed notes on the map including: "This road is practical for all arms; it is rough in places but hard. Gradients are steep in places. I did not see many flocks of sheep or cattle but a good many horses.", Projection not given. Coordinates not given.
Rapid reconnaissance, Bethulie Bridge to Myburg station via Odendaal Stroom
Rapid reconnaissance, Bethulie Bridge to Myburg station via Odendaal Stroom
Reconnaissance map assessing the suitability of the route from Bethulie Bridge to Myburg station via Odendaal Stroom for the transportation of Maltese carts, machine guns and other armaments. The map shows farms (including names of some farm owners), dams, marshy grounds and pools, and tracks leading off the road., Relief shown by contours., Projection not given. Coordinates not given.
Reconhecimento hydrographico da costa entre os Pharoes do Sombreiro e Salinas
Reconhecimento hydrographico da costa entre os Pharoes do Sombreiro e Salinas
English translation of title: Hydrographic reconnaissance of the coast between the Sombreiro and Salinas lighthouses., Map shows the Angolan coastline between two beacons (lighthouses)- Salinas and Sombreiro. The map has been annotated with a red ink line depicting a route showing "Venda grande" and "Grangeio" (text difficult to decipher)., Text of note on map: "Nota = Foram consideradas exactas as coordenadas do pharol do Sombreiro (lat.120.35.00 S, long.13.18.20 EGW) e sendo assim encontrase para coordenadas do pharol das Salinas (lat=120.48.2, long=12.57.30) que differem dos dados pela lista dos lagos publicada pela Capitania dos Portos den 1'.08" em lat. e 1'.06" em long"., A copy of this map may be found in Fernando d'Oliveira Pinto, Batalhão de marinha expedicionario a Angola, ano 1914-1915 (Lisboa: Tip. de J.F. Pinheiro, 1918).
Reconnaissance survey, Sterkstroom-Stormberg
Reconnaissance survey, Sterkstroom-Stormberg
2nd ed., Topographical map of Sterkstroom and Stormberg surveyed by Major H.M. Jackson & Corporal A.E. Plested of the Royal Engineers between December 1899 and January 1900. The map shows Sterkstroom, Molteno and surrounding areas as well as the main routes to neighbouring centres such as Queenstown, Burghersdorp, Tarkastad, Dordrecht, Indwe, Maraisburg and Steynsburg. The maps also identifies hills (with estimated heights above roads), dams, roads (with estimated heights), railway lines, collieries, farms and names of farm owners., Relief shown by contours and spot heights., Projection not given.
Rehoboth
Rehoboth
Map of German South West Africa showing cities, towns, villages, roads, railways, stations, telegraph lines, rivers, pans, and other features in the region of Rehoboth., Relief not shown., Projection not given.
Roads around Hartebeestpoort district--[cartographic material].
Roads around Hartebeestpoort district--[cartographic material].
Map showing proclaimed roads and district roads (which were not proclaimed) in the Hartebeestpoort [Hartbeespoort] District. The map also shows Rustenburg and Pretoria as well as smaller towns, hotels, Bethanie Mission Station, a leper asylum, rivers and railway lines. Surrounding areas of Krugersdorp, Roodepoort-Maraisburg, Johannesburg, Germiston, Boksburg and Benoni are outlined (no detail). The date of the map is estimated to be circa 1925., Projection not given. Coordinates not given., "H.B.P. 814."
Rough sketch of the Jong River
Rough sketch of the Jong River
Rough sketch of the Jong River in Sierra Leone, showing villages and settlements, measurements of the rivers, bushes and surrounding environment. Some colours. Scale 1 Sea Mile to 1 Inch.
Rough sketch showing imperfectly the divisions of the Volta River District.
Rough sketch showing imperfectly the divisions of the Volta River District.
Rough sketch, showing imperfectly the divisions of the Volta River District, with towns and divisions, Volta River, time between distances, and plantations. Coloured. Scale not given.
Route of the South African Gold Fields Exploration Company's expedition 1869 to 1872 (and previous tracks)
Route of the South African Gold Fields Exploration Company's expedition 1869 to 1872 (and previous tracks)
The map, which shows the route and previous tracks in red, covers the Eastern Cape, Orange Free State, Natal, Transvaal, Southern Rhodesia and Northern Rhodesia. Features and relief such as rivers, valleys and mountains as well as towns are indicated. The map includes detailed annotations regarding the people en route as well as notes on topographical conditions and on earlier expeditions., Map is printed in 3 pieces.
Route of the South African Gold Fields Exploration Company's expedition 1869 to 1872 (and previous tracks)
Route of the South African Gold Fields Exploration Company's expedition 1869 to 1872 (and previous tracks)
The map, which shows the route and previous tracks in red, covers the Eastern Cape, Orange Free State, Natal, Transvaal, Southern Rhodesia and Northern Rhodesia. Features and relief such as rivers, valleys and mountains as well as towns are indicated. The map includes detailed annotations regarding the people en route as well as notes on topographical conditions and on earlier expeditions., Map is printed in 3 pieces.
Route of the South African Gold Fields Exploration Company's expedition 1869 to 1872 (and previous tracks)
Route of the South African Gold Fields Exploration Company's expedition 1869 to 1872 (and previous tracks)
The map, which shows the route and previous tracks in red, covers the Eastern Cape, Orange Free State, Natal, Transvaal, Southern Rhodesia and Northern Rhodesia. Features and relief such as rivers, valleys and mountains as well as towns are indicated. The map includes detailed annotations regarding the people en route as well as notes on topographical conditions and on earlier expeditions., Map is printed in 3 pieces.
Route of the Trek Boers from Pretoria to the Cunene River, 1875 to 1879
Route of the Trek Boers from Pretoria to the Cunene River, 1875 to 1879
The map shows the route taken by the Trek Boers from Pretoria in the south-east, along the Limpopo River, through tsetse fly country, along the Okavango River, past Kokoa, the Etosha Pans and Rust Plaats to the Cunene River in the north-west., Bar scale given in English miles., Map torn along the sides and badly foxed.
Royal Automobile Club of South Africa
Royal Automobile Club of South Africa
A key map of the Royal Automobile Club of South Africa showing towns, provinces, names of places, international boundaries, described routes and numbered routes not described, names of places, mileages and approximate mileages to places. No scale or projection given.
Saboya
Saboya
Map of Senegal showing cities, towns, villages, roads, railways, rivers, vegetation and other features in the region of Saboya., Relief shown by contours., Projection not given.
Showing the larger portion of the Municipality of Greater Cape Town (Camps Bay to Wynberg Inclusive)
Showing the larger portion of the Municipality of Greater Cape Town (Camps Bay to Wynberg Inclusive)
Map showing the larger portion of the Municipality of Greater Cape Town, with ward boundaries, ward names and numbers, roads, railways, streets and street names, reservoirs, forest areas and reserves, mountains, parks and sports grounds, building sites, government properties, open spaces, harbour, and rivers. Relief shown by contours. Coloured. Scale: 4 in. to 1 English mile. No projection given.
Sierra Leone and the adjoining coasts
Sierra Leone and the adjoining coasts
Map of Sierra Leone and hinterland. British territory and slave trading localities are denoted by a red line and a green line beneath names, respectively. Slave factories are indicated, including those on the Scarcies, Sherboro, Shebar and Gallinas rivers, as well as the factory on the River Pongo owned by "Mrs Lightburn"., The map was produced to accompany 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.
Sketch Map of South African Telegraphs
Sketch Map of South African Telegraphs
Sketch map of South African telagraphs showing, provinces, territories, international and provincial boundaries, enlaged plan of around Port Elizabeth and Durban, telegraphs of North Bulawayo, telegraph lines, names of towns, harbours, roads, and rivers. No scale or projection given.
Sketch exhibiting the topographical arrangement of British Kaffraria, also shewing the Division of Victoria annexed to the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, sketch no. 6
Sketch exhibiting the topographical arrangement of British Kaffraria, also shewing the Division of Victoria annexed to the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, sketch no. 6
Sketch of British Kaffraria and the Division of Victoria annexed to the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, with the old and new boundary of the Cape Colony, districts, names of places, forts, routes, and rivers. Some colour. Scale 10 miles to 1 inch.
Sketch map of East Griqualand and Pondoland
Sketch map of East Griqualand and Pondoland
Topographical map of East Griqualand and Pondoland from the Umtentwana River to the Kogha River on the Indian Ocean coast and to the borders with the Division of Wodehouse and Basutoland in the hinterland. The map shows towns, mission stations, the location of African clans, kraals, rivers and mountains., "East Griqualand, partially surveyed; Catberg District (now called Maclear), partially surveyed; Pondoland, unsurveyed"., Topographical detail marked by shading., Bar scale on map given in English miles.
Sketch map of Pondoland
Sketch map of Pondoland
Sketch map of Pondoland showing districts, names of places, district and territorial boundaries, rivers, and roads. Scale 5000 Cape roods to 4 inches.
Sketch map of South Africa shewing lines of telegraph
Sketch map of South Africa shewing lines of telegraph
The map shows lines of telegraph, lines open, lines in the course of construction, proposed lines and telegraph stations.
Sketch map of South Africa shewing railways completed, proposed, with possible completion of system
Sketch map of South Africa shewing railways completed, proposed, with possible completion of system
The map indicates completed railways (solid black lines), proposed railways (solid red lines) and "with possible completion of system" (dotted red lines). The map predates the founding of Johannesburg (only Pretoria and Potchefstroom are indicated in the Transvaal Republic). Manuscript annotation on map: "Circa 1885. No Johannesburg yet!" There are no Natal railways drawn in., "Roughly drawn on transfer paper in the Surveyor General's Office, by A. E. C. Transferred to stone and printed by Saul Solomon & Co., St George's St Cape Town.", Bar scale on map in miles.
Sketch map of road from Accra to Prahsue
Sketch map of road from Accra to Prahsue
Printed by Frederick Dangerfield (lithographer), Covent Garden, London., Dated June 1882., Oriented with north to upper right., Relief indicated by hachures.
Sketch map of the Cango Cave
Sketch map of the Cango Cave
Map of the Cango Cave drawn to face page 44 of the First Annual Report of the Geological Commission, 1896 [G81-1897]. Drawn by H.M. Luttman-Johnson, a student of the South African College, in January 1897, to accompany the Notes on the Cango Cave by G.S. Corstophine in the report., The map gives details of the chambers of the cave, showing the location of dolomite, stalactites and stalagmites.
Sketch map of the country between the Kowie and the Chalumna Rivers showing the Fingo and Kafir locations, general lay of the country &c, &c
Sketch map of the country between the Kowie and the Chalumna Rivers showing the Fingo and Kafir locations, general lay of the country &c, &c
Map gives cadastral details including field-cornetcy boundaries and numbers, farm boundaries, farm names and the territories of leaders including Jokweni, Matomela, Kama, Kaulela, Toise, Siwani and Jali. Map also shows towns and villages including Bathurst, Clumber, Peddie and Hamburg., Projection not given. Coordinates not given., Annotated in blue pencil: "Recd from Mr. Henkel 9/1/77 H.E. Richard Bright."
Sketch of British Kaffraria
Sketch of British Kaffraria
Map showing British Kaffraria, with royal reserve, rivers, and names of places. Coloured. Scale 25 Miles to 3 Inches.
Sketch of road from Ceres Road Sta. to Touws R. via Ceres Village
Sketch of road from Ceres Road Sta. to Touws R. via Ceres Village
The map, which traces the road from Ceres Road Station to Touws River via Ceres village, gives details of mountains and mountain ranges, bridges, tolls, mills and vleis. The map also shows sections of the railway line from Cape Town to Touws River Station and indicates the onward line to Beaufort West., Relief shown by hachures., Bar scale in miles.
Sketch of roads from Piquetberg and Ceres Road station to Calvinia, 1889
Sketch of roads from Piquetberg and Ceres Road station to Calvinia, 1889
The map traces the road from Piquetberg and Ceres Road station to Calvinia, and shows Tulbagh, Prince Alfred, Porterville, Clanwilliam, Van Rhynsdorp, mountains, passes, tolls, roads, footpaths, bridges, rivers, water availability, some distances and vleis., Relief shown by contours., "The distance of the two lines is practically the same being 169½ & 170 miles. Checked in Surveyor Generals Office - new line if made will be about the same."
Sketch of the Sovereignty beyond the Orange River and a supplementary map of South Africa
Sketch of the Sovereignty beyond the Orange River and a supplementary map of South Africa
Sketch of the Sovereignty beyond the Orange River showing districts, names of tribes and leaders, names of places, district boundaries, routes, and rivers. Relief shown by hachures. Also shows a supplementary map of South Africa with districts and provinces. Coloured. Scale 20 miles to 1 inch.
Soudan Français
Soudan Français
Map of French Sudan showing towns, villages, roads, rivers, lakes, mountains and other features., Relief shown by shading., "Projection of the International Map."

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