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Number: 1706
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, Transvaal, Natal
Year of Origin: 1918 (estimated)
Title: Cape Province, Transvaal &c, Eastern Section. Plate 73
Sub-Title: [inset] Port Elizabeth; [inset] Durban
Language: English
Publish Origin: Edinburgh
Height: 52.5
Width: 39.6
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 2,500,000
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: John Bartholomew
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Publisher: The Edinburgh Geographical Institute
The Times Atlas
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Northernmost Latitude: -22.0
Southernmost Latitude: -34.5
Westernmost Longitude: 23.0
Easternmost Longitude: 33.0
Measurement Notes: Prime meridian Greenwich.
Notes: Garwood; source, "The Times Atlas'; scale printed on map. two sheets #1707, 1706 to make complete map of The South Africa Cape Colony; John George Bartholomew was the grandson of the Edinburgh publisher, George Bartholomew (b.1784). This firm has been one of the most prestigious and enduring cartographic firms remaining a standard in continual publication to the present time; now merged as part of the multinational HarperCollins Publishers under Rupert Murdoch?s News International Corporation. Bach in 1918 this exemplary map from the Times Atlas outlined the thorough geographic data detailing the population in South Africa at the birth of Nelson Mandela. However it had nothing to indicate the obscure home-village of Mvezo on the Bashee River just south of Clarkebury. As such, nothing could portend the unanticipated transformation and the unimaginable unification that Mandela was destined to perform.
Last updated: Nov 1, 2015