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With Details of William Burchell's Travels in the Interior of South America

Fine early map of Southern Africa and the Cape of Good Hope, published by CF Weiland in Weimar.

The map provides a detailed look ath the southern part of the continent, with special detail given to the South African and Cape Colonies.  The title notes that the map also gives special attention to the travels of Burchell.  William John Burchell (1781 – 1863) was an English explorer, naturalist, traveller, artist, and author.   

In 1810 he sailed to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa on the recommendation of Gen. J.W. Janssens to explore and to add to his botanical collection.  Landing at Table Bay in November 1810,  Burchell set about planning an expedition into the interior. He left Cape Town in June 1811 and travelled in South Africa through 1815, collecting over 50,000 specimens, and covering more than 4000 miles, often through unexplored regions.  Burchell's 2 volume Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa was published in 1822 and 1824  

The map includes a key identifying 8 different districts:

  • Cape District
  • Stellenbosch District
  • Tulbagh District
  • Zwellendam District
  • George District
  • Graff Reynett District
  • Uitenhage District
  • Albany District

At the bottom right, a Dutch to German glossary and Hottentot to German glossary is given below the main key.

Condition Description
Minor discoloration at centerfold