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Number: 3674
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names: Ghana, Kintampo, Kumasi, Sekondi, Ivory Coast, Cote d'Ivoire, Dickscove, Dixcove
Year of Origin: 1907
Title: Gold Coast. (Provisional) Parts of Sheets 72 and 73; [lower left margin] T.S.G.S No. 2204
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 44.0
Width: 55.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 1,000,000
Color Type: Outline Color
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Publisher: British Intelligence Division War Office
Topographic Section, General Staff
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Northernmost Latitude: 8.0
Southernmost Latitude: 4.0
Westernmost Longitude: -4.0
Easternmost Longitude: 1.0
Measurement Notes: on map
Notes: [PAHOR source] Heliozincograph in outline colour, some manuscript additions in pencil; map shows the southern and central, developed parts, of the Gold Coast, based upon the latest scientific surveys conducted under the auspices of the British War Office. While marked as provisional' so based upon late breaking information subject to correction, it is one of the earliest accurate general maps of the region, and one of the most detailed created for many years. The map labels innumerable towns and villages, and delineates many rivers (streams that have not yet been surveyed are shown as intermittent lines), while there are copious notes on the quality of the land. The Reference in the lower left margin, provides the symbols used for railway lines and stations (notably the Gold Coast Railway from Sekondi to Kumasi); roads, both major and minor; telegraph stations; post offices; boundary lines; spot heights in feet; as well as ruins. The map shows evidence of use by Engineer ?J.M.?,, in pencil, it show the continuation of the route from Kumasi northwards off the map, labelling ?Kintampo?, in the upper margin; The map is very rare, we note examples at 4 institutions: British Library; National Library of Scotland; Harvard University; and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. References: OCLC: 316538977.
Last updated: Nov 20, 2020