This attractive 1882 map depicts Africa at the height of colonial expansion. The map was published four years before the discovery of gold at the Witwatersrand. The inset of Natal was probably included because of the awareness of the British of the 1879 Anglo-Zulu war (which subsequently resulted in the annexation of Zululand in 1887).
The map is presented in original colour having been drawn by Edward Weller, shortly before his death. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society who had inherited the business of Sidney Hall, his uncle. He was also one of the first cartographers to introduce lithograph maps. The map was included in The Comprehensive Atlas & Geography of The World published by the well known Scottish firm of W G Blackie & Son.
Four small marginal tears that do not extend to the map have been professionally repaired.
- Overall Condition: Near Fine
- Size: 56 x 38 cm
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