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Number: 1865
Continent: Africa
Region: East
Place Names: Botswana, Zambesi River, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, Marotseland,
Year of Origin: 1904
Title: Map of THE UPPER ZAMBEZI BASIN Showing the distributino of Tribes under the rule of the Paramount Chief of THE MAROTSE Principally from the Surveys and Explorat9on by Major A. St. H. Gibbons, 1885-96 and 1898-1900
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 72.4
Width: 78.3
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Large
Scale: 1 : 1,230,000
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: Alfred St. Hill Gibbons
Publisher: John Lane
The Bodley Head
Other Contributors: J. Stevenson-Hamilton
Ernest Georg Ravenstein
Northernmost Latitude: -11.0
Southernmost Latitude: -19.0
Westernmost Longitude: 18.8
Easternmost Longitude: 27.6
Measurement Notes: on map
Notes: from book # 2239, 'Africa from South to North Through Marotseland'; see also map #1810 RGS version dated 1901; expedtion from Cairo, south along the Nile, through Uganda, Congo, Tanganyika, Zambesia, Going west to the Atlantic then back through the Okavango and south to the Cape. One of the most in-depth books on the Congo-Zambesi Basin. Gibbons set out to discover the main source of the Zambesi and define and map the regions. These two volumes provide excellent information on the terrain and rivers, as well as the peoples inhabiting the area. a graphic account of the difficulties encountered in the prosecution of the journeys, together with much valuable information respecting Marotseland, and other parts of the continent of Africa, which at this period were unexplored. . . . A detailed and fascinating account, very well-illustrated, with good descriptions of the countries and peoples, climate, nature, etc; This expedition had a number of objects, one of which was to furnish the late Mr Cecil Rhodes with such might be of assistance in the selection of a route for the projected trans-continental railway - more especially with reference to the crossing of the Zambesi. "Captain Gibbons hunted in Barotseland for about ten months, and he gives a full description of the regions of the Upper Zambesi, together with an account of the Marotse, Matoka, Mashikolumbwe, and other subjects of the Marotse king, Liwanika. The volume contains many views of the country, and of the Victoria Falls, together with illustrations of many hunting scenes. The map of the kingdom of the Marotse, and the appendices contain some excellent notes on the characteristics, climate, prosopects, and fauna of the country." Mendelssohn Mendelssohn I, 593;
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