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Number: 3783
Continent: Africa
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Language: English
Publish Origin: Pretoria
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Size Class.: Large
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Engraver: J. Schlumpf
Wurster, Randegger, and Cie
Publisher: G. A. Troye
Fehr & Du Bois
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Notes: [PENDING arrival AntiquarianAuctions]6 sheets, each 770 x 575 mm (1540 x 1725 in all), printed in colour 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 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: Aug 6, 2020