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Number: 3783
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names: Transvaal, South Africa
Year of Origin: 1892
Title: TROYE'S MAP OF TRANSVAAL or S.A. REPUBLIC
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Language: English
Publish Origin: Pretoria
Height: 1540.0
Width: 1725.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Large
Scale: 1 : 500,000
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: Frederick A Jeppe
Engraver: J. Schlumpf
Wurster, Randegger, and Cie
Publisher: Gustav A. Troye
Fehr & Du Bois
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Notes: [AntiquarianAuctions] Folding thin box set; This is the largest most detailed Transvaal map derived from Jeppe's original, here in 6 separate sheets, each 770 x 575 mm (1540 x 1725 in all), colour printed directly on fine waxed linen; all farms outlined in red and named, gold fields printed in yellow, towns in green and in relief in brown, preserved in the original publisher's folder with a key to six sections on the upper cover, the six sections of the map are in very good condition. Sheet 11 has 2 additional sheets of linen overlaid on it containing manuscript details of properties Gustav A. Troye, surveyor, cartographer and consulting engineer compiled a number of important maps of the Transvaal and its gold fields. However, his most important contribution to cartography was Troye's map of the Transvaal or S.A. Republic (1:500 000, on 6 sheets), lithographed in Switzerland and published in six colours in Pretoria. It was the first topo-cadastral map of the Transvaal and by far the most complete, accurate and attractive map of the territory produced up to that time. He used farm diagrams and inspectors' records in the surveyor-general's office to map farm boundaries and list farm names, while information was also obtained from F.H. Jeppe's* map of 1889 https://www.s2a3.org.za/bio/Biograph_final.php?serial=2879 Published for Fehr & Du Bois of Pretoria, S.A.R., sole proprietors of copy right. G.A.Troye, F.R.G.S., Etc. Pretoria 1892, Compiler.'
Last updated: Nov 15, 2020