1886 Kerr Map of Southeastern Africa

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Seller: geographicusmaps (3,942) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362525254224 1886 Kerr Map of Southeastern Africa ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: Map Showing Route from the Cape of Good Hope across the Zambesi River at Tette to Lake Nyassa in 1884. Description: This is an 1886 Walter Montagu Kerr map of southeastern Africa which depicts his journey to Lake Malawi from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The map stretches from Zimbabwe to Lake Malawi, labeled here as Lake Nyassa, and from the Zambezi River to the Pacific coast of Mozambique. An inset map at the bottom right corner presents his journey from Cape Town through Port Elizabeth to Gubuluwayo. The central map depicts the route from Gubuluwayo across Africa to the Zambezi River and on to Lake Nyassa. A highly-detailed depiction of the region, the map labels the different, though ill-defined, tribal lands encountered by Kerr. Towns and villages are labeled, as well as myriad rivers all along the route. The course of the Zambezi is traced across the entirety of the map, from the left border across the map to its mouth along the right border. The map accompanied an article printed in the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography entitled, 'A Journey from Cape Town Overland to Lake Nyassa.' The article, originally read at a meeting of the Royal Geographical Society, recounts Kerr's travels through the region. Several of the locations described in the paper are marked on the map, allowing the reader to easily trace Kerr's progress toward Lake Malawi. This map was created by W. Montagu Kerr and published by W. and A.K. Johnston in the February 1886 issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography . Size: Printed area measures 18 inches high by 17 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Minor verso repair of a fold separation and minor closed margin tear professionally repaired on verso. Blank on verso. 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. Minor verso repair of a fold separation and minor closed margin tear professionally repaired on verso. Blank on verso.

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