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21 Nov 2019 16:30 GMT

Henry Berthoud

Map of Zoutpansberg, North Transvaal (1903)

Published: Berne, 1903

Edition: First Edition

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Coloured folding map, mounted on linen by the publisher, pictorial paper title label of a man on a horse pasted down on upper fold.

Contents bright. 

Engraved by H. Kummerley & Frey, Berne, Switzerland.

Berthoud was a Swiss missionary at Valdezia in the Spelonken. His map marks all 'white peoples' settlements', mission stations, mission out-stations, 'native kraals' and wagon roads. A red line documents every route travelled by the missionary in the northern Transvaal between 1881 and 1898.

Valdezia is a sprawling rural settlement situated at the foothills of the Soutpansberg mountain range in Limpopo Province, it was formerly known as Albasini before the Swiss Missionaries renamed it Valdezia. It is roughly 10 km east of Elim Hospital in the Hlanganani district in the former Gazankulu homeland, South Africa. It was the site of a Swiss mission station, and it was named after the Swiss canton of Vaud. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valdezia 

  • Size: 74 x 68cm
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
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