Uncommonly available map; this much-used copy belonged to Capt. Frederick Ramon de Bertodano who was the Australian investigator into charges against Breaker Morant , leading to Morant's court-martial and execution.
Stanford's Seat of War in South Africa is a fine, chromolithographed folding wall map, dissected and laid down on linen in 64 sections, with contemporary hand-colour in outline. The map is folded into maroon bucram boards which were sparatedand have been reversibly joined. The front printed lable preserved in original publisher's maroon cloth slipcase, printed paper label on the front cover is intact but has two tiny areas of paper loss. The map itself is in fine condition.
De Bertodano inscribed his name on the front paste down and in the left margin of the map (he also inscribed his military attachments)
The map first was issued in 1899, sometimes issued as two separate maps: of the Orange Free State; and the Southern Part of the South African Republic. A 'second edition with hills' was issued in the same year. This is the northern part of the map. The South African War, also called the Boer War, the Second Boer War, or the Anglo-Boer War, was fought between October 1899 and May 1902 between Great Britain and the two Boer republics: the South African Republic (Transvaal) and the Orange Free State , resulting in British victory.
Edward Stanford (1827- 1904), was a famous English map maker and publisher.
- Binding Condition: Boards reversably rejoined
- Overall Condition: Map: fine
- Size: 95 x 65cm