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Number: 428
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia,
Year of Origin: 1877
Title: Map of Gold Fields of South Eastern Africa
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Thomas Baines
Other Contributors: R. J. Jewell
Henry Hartley
James Chapman
S. V. Erskine
William Leathern
Alfred Belville
Henry Hall
R. J. Miller
Edwin Mohr
Northernmost Latitude: -15.0
Southernmost Latitude: -30.0
Westernmost Longitude: 21.0
Easternmost Longitude: 37.0
Measurement Notes: coordinates engraved on map margins
Notes: book 286, 'Gold Region of South Eastern Africa'; Born in Norfolk in 1820, Thomas Baines was the second son of John Thomas Baines, a master mariner, and Mary Ann Watson. After being educated educated privately in King's Lynn, he was apprenticed to a painter of heraldic arms on coach panels and began sketching marine subjects. At the age of twenty-two, he left England for South Africa onboard the Olivia (captained by a family friend) and worked in Cape Town as a scenic and portrait artist, before becoming a marine and portrait painter in 1845 ( the present works are dated 1846). Baines became official war artist during the so-called 'Eighth Frontier War' for the British Army (1851-1852) and, in 1853,. accompanied David Livingstone along the Zambezi - he was one of the first white men to view Victoria Falls. Returning to South Africa in 1869, Baines led one of the first gold prospecting expeditions to Mashonaland in what was later to become Rhodesia.
Last updated: Jun 7, 2014