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Number: 1464
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names:
Year of Origin: 1899
Title: Jeppe's Map of the TRANSVAAL or S. A. Republic and Surrounding Territories compiled from surveys filed in the Surveyor General's Department and C.F.W. Jeppe of the Mining Department.
Sub-Title: Sheet 5
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 91.4
Width: 58.7
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 476,000
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: Johann Rissik
Frederick A Jeppe
Engraver: J. Schlumpf
Wurster, Randegger, and Cie
Publisher: Edward Stanford
Other Contributors:
Northernmost Latitude: -24.81
Southernmost Latitude: -28.75
Westernmost Longitude: 30.27
Easternmost Longitude: 27.32
Notes: Derived from previous 1st ed d. 1878 see map # 902; This is the 3rd edition drawn in Pretoria, lithographed in Winterthur Switzerland, and published in London on very soft and fragile cloth; See book 2115 RGS extract; In 1835 to 1837 the Great Trek led thousands of the Dutch decendents or Boers from the British controlled Cape Colony to lands north and east of the Orange River, and then further across the Vaal River. There they established the Transvaal, which was recognized as independent by the British in 1852. The lands south of the Vaal River became the independent Orange Free State two years later. In 1871 , Kimberly was founded and became the center of the diamond industry in Griqualand West, which had been ruled by a Griqua chief under authority of the Orange Free State. Shortly thereafter, the British annexed Griqualand West, despite protests of the Boers. In 1877 , despite a treaty granting its independence, the Transvaal was also annexed by the British. In 1880 to 1881, this led to a revolt by the Boers and the Treaty of Pretoria granting them their freedom. This map shows the Transvaal, Orange Free State and Griqualand West during the period of this turmoil. The conflict between the British and Boers was not settled until the Boer War of 1899 to 1902. Other editions: Map # 1466 publishe in Johannesburg by G.A. Troye is a larger edition, d.1889 124x128 cm, on 24 panels each measuring 20x32cm, mounted on canvas. This important map is the first major map to show the name Johannesburg, and incorporates vignette maps including the Witwatersrand and De Kaap Goldfields, including an index of mining leases. [An extra index appeared in other editions providing a complete listing of all the farms in the South African Republic at the outbreak of the Boer war, and as such forms a unique reference, the Marriott index]. This is the third version, (map #1464) Pretoria, S. A. Republic 1899, set of the 6 sheets on linen, Scale 1:476,000 Lithographed by Wurster Randegger & Cie (J. Schlumpf) Winterthur Switzerland, published by Edward Stanford, London, 1899
Last updated: Oct 19, 2010