Seller: geographicusmaps (3,942) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362525253985 1878 Jeppe Map of the Transvaal (South African Republic) in South Africa ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: Map of the Transvaal and the Surrounding Territories. Description: This is a beautiful and scarce 1878 map of the Transvaal or the South African Republic by F. Jeppe. It covers the Boer ruled country in South Africa from modern day Zimbabwe south as far as Durban and depicts the Transvaal, Orange Free State and Griqualand West as well as parts of Natal, Zululand and Basutoland. The map renders the region in extraordinary detail, noting native tribes, goldfields, mines, roads, towns, farms, bushes, forests, lakes and a host of important topographical features. The routes of various travelers, including Erskine, Sanderson, Hope, Mauch and several others are noted throughout. A table of postal routes in included near the left margin. A table showing distances and altitudes of projected railway lines is also included. The upper right quadrant of the map features two insets featuring the 'Plan of Lourenco Marques (Del. Bay)' and a 'Continuation of Mauch's route to the ruins of Zimbabwe' along with a 'View of the ruins.' Another inset in the left lower quadrant features a 'Plan of Pretoria.' This map was made two years before the First Boer War or the First Anglo-Boer War. The Transvaal and the Orange Free State were recognized as independent states by the British since 1852 and 1854 respectively. The region became the center of attention in 1867 with the discovery of diamonds near the Vaal River, which would lead the British to annex West Griqualand despite Boer protests. In 1877, despite a treaty granting its independence, the British annexed the Transvaal, which led to the First Boer War fought between the British Empire and the independent Boer republics of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal Republic. The war would end with the Pretoria Convention where the Transvaal Republic and the Orange Free State would regain independence. This map was compiled from all the available official and private information and the latest observations and exploring Routes of C. Mauch, E. Mohr, A. Hubner, T. Baines, S. V. Erskine, Capt. Elton, Col. Colley, Capt. Bawden, R. T. Hall, Dr. E. Cohen, and combined with his own observations during fifteen years residence in the country, by F. Jeppe, F.R.G.S. in 1878. The map was engraved Edward Weller and published by S. W. Silver and Co. Size: Printed area measures 23.5 inches high by 25 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Dissected and mounted on linen. Map exhibits red stains along left fold lines, where map is attached to binder. Folds into original cardboard binder. Shipping: Shipping rates are not negotiable. Items are shipped within three business days of receiving payment. We are happy to consolidate shipping where possible. The following shipping options are available: 1. FedEx Overnight (45 USD). USA Only. Signature Required. 2. FedEx Ground or Home Delivery (15 USD). USA Only. 1 - 10 days. If your address is a P.O. Box and cannot ship FedEx we will ship USPS Priority and, while we ship promptly, recent postal personnel cutbacks mean that delivery may take time. Signature Required. 3. FedEx International or DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). 4. We can use your Federal Express Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL or FedEx will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange payment. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Typically, a customs duty and/or VAT tax will be assessed on all parcels to continental Europe. Sometimes duty or tax is due in China, but is seems very random. Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan have never assessed duty on a map we shipped. Maps shipped to the UK should be duty free, but from time to time duty of 5% is assessed incorrectly by the UK customs agents. Insurance: All shipments are insured privately against loss and damage. All of our shipments require a signature. If you have any questions please feel free to email us through eBay or contact us by telephone at 646-320-8650. Other ServicesConservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. BEWARE anyone attempting to contact you, from a different eBay account, claiming to represent Geographicus Antique Maps. My eBay handle is GeographicusMaps. If you are contacted by email by someone offering you my items, please call me directly to be certain you are not dealing with a con artist. My phone number is 646-320-8650. " Condition: Very good. Dissected and mounted on linen. Map exhibits red stains along left fold lines, where map is attached to binder. Folds into original cardboard binder.