1949 Gillman Map of Vegetation in Tanganyika (Tanzania)

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Seller: geographicusmaps (3,941) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362525254368 1949 Gillman Map of Vegetation in Tanganyika (Tanzania) ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: Tanganyika Territory Vegetation Types. Description: This is a 1949 Clement Gillman map of vegetation in Tanganyika (Tanzania) The map depicts the Tanganyika Territory, modern-day Tanzania, within its contemporary borders from Lake Victoria and Kenya to Zambia, Lake Malawi, Malawi, and Mozambique and from the Rwanda, Burundi, and Lake Tanganyika to the Zanzibar Archipelago and the Indian Ocean. Using various different colors and patterns, thirteen different types of vegetation are illustrated throughout the territory. These include forest, woodland, bushland and thicket, wooded grassland, valley grassland, ridge and slope grassland, permanent swamp vegetation, desert and semi-desert, and vegetation actively induced by natives or aliens. Three different 'catenas' are illustrated on the map was well. These are the Central Plateau Catena, the Ugogo Catena, and the Rain-Pond Catena. Per Gillman, who defined a catena in his paper, 'A Vegetation-Types Map of Tanganyika Territory' published in Geographical Review in January 1949, a catenia is a distributional sequence of vegetation types determined by a given set of regularly repeated physiographic and/or hydrographic conditions (with their effect on soils), the arrangement of vegetation types being a function of local differences in topography that are constantly repeated over the catenary area. It will be seen that a 'catena' is therefore not a category of classification as main types or subtypes are, for between one zone of the catenary complex and the nextt there is usually some principal classification line' it is merely a device to permit a more correct representation of the vegetational facts on a small-scale map than the usual misrepresentation that results from showing only a single dominant type, . In other words, the catenas are areas that are more complex in their plant make up than can be adequately represented by one color on this map, according to Gillman. By using the category of 'catena'. Gillman is able to illustrate a more complex area of vegetation more easily on such a small scale map. Two inset maps are included along the bottom border in the left corner. The larger of the two, entitled 'Relative Reliability', depicts the reliability of the data presented on the map. 'High reliability' areas, Gillman states in his paper, 'claim only reconnaissance status' and cober about 55% of the map. For regions that are poorly known vegetationally but are surrouned by better-known areas and possessing identical topographic features, 'topographical interpolation was thought permissible'. These areas are classed as 'medium reliability' and make up about 25 percent of the map. The rest of the map, 20%, can claim only 'low reliability'. The smaller inset map depicts the distribution of the legendary baobab tree in Tanganyika. This map was Gillman's magnum opus , for which he began gathering information in 1913. It was finished in 1946 and received by the American Geographical Society a month after Gillman's death in October 1946. A first manuscript draft of the map was completed in 1944-45, on a scale of 1 : 500000 in 25 sheets or parts of sheets. For practical purposes, however, the scale had to be reduced to 1 : 2000000. This map was produced by Clement Gillman and was accompanied by a paper. Both were published in the Geographical Review by the American Geographical Society in January 1949. Size: Printed area measures 24 inches high by 22.5 inches wide. Condition: Very good. 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. Blank on verso.

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