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  AFRICA 
 Southern Africa 

STANFORD, Edward. [Contemporary map of the theatre of the Second Boer War]
The Crisis in South Africa. Stanford's New Map of the Orange Free State, the Southern Part of the South African Republic, the Northern Frontier of Cape Colony, Natal, Basutoland, and Delagoa Bay in Portuguese East Africa. 1900. London: Edward Stanford Ltd, April 21th, 1900. Chromolithographic map with extra original hand colour. Sheet 670 x 980mm, dissected and laid on linen, folded into cloth covers with publisher's label. Small bookplate on front pastedown.
A map illustrating the Second Boer War (1899-1902), published between the Relief of Ladysmith on 1st of March and the Relief of Mafeking on 18th May. Modern science meant that news could reach London quickly and the map could be updated as events unfolded: we have seen examples of this map dated October 10th 1899, November 8th & November 20th, 1899.
[Ref: 16634]    £400.00 ($510 • €446 rates)


ANDERSON, W. [A pictorial map of South Africa from the Second World War]
Union of South Africa. Their Natural and Industrial Resources. Nottingham: Printed by Thomas Forman & Sons Ltd, c.1943. Colour lithographic map. Sheet 490 x 745mm. Folded as issued.
A propaganda map of South Africa, showing how the industry and agriculture of the continent was helping the war effort. Little vignettes mark the cattle, sheep, grain and wood regions, and icons note the various types of mining. The map is decorated with a coat of arms, a large compass rose, a flagpole and a map showing the continent of Africa. A text box reads: 'South Africa is to-day an arsenal and repair base for the Armies of the United Nations. Known originally as an agricultural and pastoral country and as a producer of gold and diamonds, the Union has so accelerated her industrial production that in four years of war it has reached a figure which could not have been attained in peace-time in less than 25 years. The industries which have developed under the stress of war will form the basis of peace-time manufacture when hostilities have ceased'. This map continues a series of maps of Commonwealth countries published during the Second World War. Most were signed by Leslie MacDonald Gill; the artist here is unknown.
[Ref: 16656]    £650.00 ($828 • €725 rates)


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