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Number: 3943
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names: South Africa
Year of Origin: 1827
Title: A Map of Southern Africa Compiled & Corrected from the Latest Surveys, By George Thompson
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 33.4
Width: 49.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 3,700,000
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: George Thompson
Publisher: Henry Colburn
Typolithographic Press, White Lion Ct.
Other Contributors:
Northernmost Latitude: -24.0
Southernmost Latitude: -35.0
Westernmost Longitude: 15.0
Easternmost Longitude: 34.0
Measurement Notes: on map
Notes: [Ruderman 65596] Early map of Southern Africa, illustrating the travels of George Thompson. The map illustrates Thompson's route, the Mantatee track (indigenous people) and the boundaries of the colony. Thompson was the author of a two-volume travelogue describing Travels and Adventures in South Africa in the years 1823?24. Thompson travelled to Cape Colony in 1818 and became a successful merchant in Cape Town. He travelled widely in southern Africa for purposes, expanding his company?s business among the early settlers of the Eastern Cape and elsewhere. Later, Thompson travelled to Kuruman and to the Augrabies Falls on the Orange River. The second volume of Thompson's Travels and Adventures describes a journey to the ?country of the Bushmen, Korannas, and Namaquas?, in the Roggeveld and Namaqualand and contains his observations on the settlers and indigenous people of those regions.
Last updated: Feb 5, 2022