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Number: 2979
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names: South Africa, Transvaal, Orange Free State, Cape Colony, Natal, Basutoland
Year of Origin: 1899
Title: The Crisis in South Africa. Stanford's New Map of The Orange Free State, The Southern Part of The South African Republic, The Northern Frontier of Cape Colony, Natal, Basutoland, and Delagoa Bay in Portugese East Africa 1899
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Language: English
Publish Origin: London
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Size Class.: Large
Scale: 1 : 1,000,000
Color Type: Outline Color
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Publisher: Edward Stanford
Other Contributors: Pilkington
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Notes: Ruderman source; On December 30, 1880, a Boer republic was proclaimed and fighting broke out until the treaty of Pretoria (April 5, 1881) was signed that gave the South Africa Republic independence, though under the suzerainty of Great Britain. This treaty did not really solve the problems of the area, for Kruger, the president of the Republic, felt that the British were planning to annex the rich Transvaal, while the British felt that Kruger ultimately wished to drive them out of South Africa. The mistrust led to the October 12, 1899 declaration of war between Britain and the South African Republic and their ally the Orange Free State. This map was issued shortly after the war started. It shows the Orange Free State and the Transvaal, with the main African cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Detail is impressive, with the roads, towns, rivers, and railroads clearly depicted. A revised edition was issued in 1900.
Last updated: Feb 20, 2020