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Number: 3467
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names: South Africa, Transvaal
Year of Origin: 1879
Title: Wyld's MilitarY Staff Map. Wyld's Military Sketch of Zulu Land, the Transvaal and Adjoining Territories
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 66.7
Width: 49.1
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 731,520
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: James Wyld, Jr.
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Northernmost Latitude: -25.7
Southernmost Latitude: -30.0
Westernmost Longitude: 29.5
Easternmost Longitude: 33.0
Measurement Notes: on map
Notes: [Ruderman source]Rare separately published map of Zulu Land and the Transvaal, published in London by Wyld. The map is overprinted with Red noting the Position of the British Advancing Columns. The present map was specifically made for use by British Military Staff, as noted by the title at the top. This example previously belonged to Dudley A. Mills.; James Wyld (1812-87) was one of the world?s leading mapmakers, eventually holding the title of Geographer to the Queen and H.R.H. Prince Albert. His father, James Wyld the elder (1790-1836), succeeded William Faden, taking on the former?s successful and respectful business. He held the title of Geographer Royal, a recognition of his status and skill, not a guarantee of royal patronage, until 1836, when he died of exhaustion.
Last updated: Apr 18, 2019