The Times Map of British South Africa, the Transvaal and Orange Free State.
Colour lithographic map, folded and laid on wax paper, original cloth gilt covers with publisher's ads. Sheet 960 x 720mm, 36½ x 28¼". Covers soiled and worn.
Map of the early theatre of the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), with insets of Witwatersrand, the Natal Frontier with Ladysmith, Kimberley and Mafeking. These were the first areas effected by the war: Witwatersrand's gold fields (around Johannesburg) were a main reason for the political destability; and Ladysmith, Kimberley and Makeking were the British townships targeted by the Boers in pre-emptive raids, leading to the famouse sieges.
[Ref: 23463] £180.00