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Number: 2147
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names: South Africa
Year of Origin: 1807
Title: Charte von SUD - AFRIKA Mit Hrn: Truter und Somerville's Reiseroute in das Land der Buschwanas
Language: German
Publish Origin: Weimar
Height: 28.6
Width: 39.4
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 4,352,940
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: John Barrow
Publisher: Friedrich Justin Bertuch
Geographische Ephemeriden
Other Contributors: William Somerville
P. J. Truter
Northernmost Latitude: -24.0
Southernmost Latitude: -34.0
Westernmost Longitude: 16.0
Easternmost Longitude: 33.0
Measurement Notes: Greenwich coordinates on map
Notes: The map is derived from Barrow's 1st map, but this map is from book # 2682, periodical; Narrative of Travels in the Country of the Bushwanas. 8vo, 39 pages, with a fold-out map, bound in original publisher's wrappers as issued. This is the February 1807 Edition of an obscure and rare Geographical publication issued in Weimar/ Germany in the late 1700's and early 1800's named 'Geographische Ephemeriden.' It contains a 39 page report by Barrow about Bushmans and his trip through Botswana. It contains a riveting account of a Bushman attack on the settlers and travellers. Containing a fascinating map of South Africa showing Truter and Somerville's expedition routes from 1801-1802 from Cape Town, north into Botswana territory. Features general distribution of tribes, evangelical missions and topographical detail. Under the direction of P.J. Truter and William Somerville, the expedition left Cape Town on 1 October 1801 and returned on 6 May 1802. The Eye of Kuruman was discovered by Samuel Daniell during the Truter-Somerville expedition and it was this source of water that enabled the establishment of a mission there.
Last updated: Oct 15, 2012