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Number: 3811
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names: Nigeria
Year of Origin: 1921
Title: Nigeria
Sub-Title: No. 2437
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 55.5
Width: 73.3
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 2,000,000
Color Type: Outline Color
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Publisher: Geographical Section, War Office UK
British Intelligence Division War Office
Other Contributors: George Taubman Goldie (Taubman)
Frederick D. Lugard
Northernmost Latitude: 14.0
Southernmost Latitude: 4.0
Westernmost Longitude: 2.0
Easternmost Longitude: 15.0
Measurement Notes: on map
Notes: Ruderman source] Detailed map of Nigeria, first published by the British War Office in 1910, with revisions and additions to this example up to July 1921. Published in aid of the British Colonial administration, the map provides a detailed look at Nigeria. In addition to the plethora of provincial and district names (in red) and the tribal names (in green), the map reference key identifies: International Boundaries, Internal Colonial Boundaries, Administrative District Boundaries, Railways (completed and proposed), Tramways, Major and Minor Roads in the Northern and Southern Provinces, Boundaries of Mandate areas, Roads in Southern Provinces, Paths, Telegraphs, Telegraphs along roads, Ruins, At the eastern edge of the map, the French Mandatory Territory (Cameroon) is shown. In 1885, British claims to a West African sphere of influence received recognition from other European nations at the Berlin Conference. The following year, it chartered the Royal Niger Company. Finally in 1960, Nigeria achieved independence. Rarity The map is quite rare. OCLC locates only 2 examples.
Last updated: Nov 16, 2020