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Bilene, Mozambique -- Rio Limpopo From Chibuto to Military Post of Languene

Rare separately published map of a portion of the Limpopo River, from the Mount Chibuto Region to the Military Post of Languene, just north of Xai-Xai District.

The map was prepared in conjunction with the war being fought by local tribes against the Portuguese in 1895.

The map focuses on the rich agricultural lands drained by the Lower Limpopo, just north of its confluence with the sea.  The key identifies:

  • Sand dunes with grass
  • Swamp land
  • Populations of huts

The title translates as follows:

Hydrographical sketch of the Limpopo River between the Patos Island and the Gongunhana Range, extending from the Changâne River to Monte Chibuto: made by the 1st Lieutenant of the Navy Alvaro Andréa commander of the Lancha C.ª Capêllo during the campaign operations from September to December, 1895.

Condition Description
Discoloration along the folds, repaired tears and some minor losses.