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Number: 2348
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names: South Africa, Natal
Year of Origin: 1879
Title: Map of Zulu Land compiled from most recent information
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 54.0
Width: 105.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Large
Scale: 1 : 316,800
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: Intelligence Branch Q'r. M'r. Gen'le Dep't
Publisher: Intelligence Branch Q'r. M'r. Gen'le Dep't
Her Majesty's Stationary Office (HMSO)
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Notes: Official map of Zulu Land at the end of the Zulu war, from book #3013, This map was included in the bound volume of Parliamentary papers and letters, 'Further Correspondence Respecting the Affairs of South Africa. [C. 2482] (In continuation of [C. 2454] of August 1879)'. The map covers the eastern frontier north of Durban between Lesotho and Swaziland. It stands as the definitive record of the Zulu Kingdoms at the beginning of the Anglo-Zulu War, 1879?1896. At this moment of history, Cetshwayo was the established leader of the strongest Zulu Kingdom in Natal. He was born in 1826, a very troubled period in the history of the Zulu kingdom when Shaka Zulu was wielding a very powerful command. After Shaka?s death, his half-brother Mpande, Cetshwayo?s father, became King of the Zulus in 1840 following many conflicts and consolidations among Zulu factions. When Cetshwayo inherited the Zulu leadership, Sir Bartle Frere was appointed British high commissioner to South Africa in 1879. A twisted triangular conflict escalated over the Policy of Confederation to bring British vs. Boer vs. Zulu independence under common control, with a view to implement a policy of economic development. Sir Bartle Frere saw the self-reliant Zulu kingdom as a threat to this policy. The main objective was to occupy the Zulu royal kraal at Ulundi [inland for St. Lucia Bay] by advancing on it from three directions. This operation was similar to the Zulu?s own tactic of attacking from three sides by means of the main force or chest in the center, and an extending left and right ?horns? on each side'Further Correspondence Respecting ; The Affairs of South Africa. [C. 2482] (In continuation of [C. 2454] of August 1879)'; [also see duplicate without the red boundary lines, file as Booklet Book# 3659]
Last updated: Jul 11, 2017