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- ItemL'Africa diuisa nelle sue parti secondo le pui moderne le pui relationi collo scoperte dell'origine del Nilo(Doninico Padoani, 1691) Coronelli, Vincenzo, 1650-1718Map has a cartouche at top right corner giving the scales. In the centre of Africa is a cartouche explaining the source of the Nile. At the left base is the title cartouche with a dedication.
- ItemMilitary survey of part of the district of Uitenhage. [Map 2](1822) White, Thomas CharlesThe map depicts Algoa Bay, following to coast to the Gamtoos River mouth, and east to the Swartkops River mouth. The inland area of the map lies between the Winterberg and the border formed by the Gamtoos River to the point at which it becomes the Kouga River.
- Item[Sketch map of ground lying between the Northern boundary of the Cape Colony in 1822 and Kuruman. Map 1](1822-01) Bonamy, J; Corder, H; Great Britain. Army. Royal EngineersMap drawn to help sort out the confusing boundary of the north-eastern Cape Colony.
- ItemA map of the extratropical part of Southern Africa / constructed by William J. Burchell(London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1822-02-01) Burchell, William John, 1781-1863Folded map from Burchell's Travels in the interior of Southern Africa, 1822-1824. Drawn by him from his " geographical and astronomical observations made during these travels" and formed from new materials from other documents.
- Item[Sketch for a plan of the north-eastern frontier of the Cape of Good Hope. Map 3](1823-05-08) Bonamy, J; Great Britain. Army. Royal EngineersMap depicts a defined area of the Somerset district east of its border with the Graaf-Reinet district. The Sneeuberg range between the Great Brak and Teebus Rivers forms the northern border.
- Item[Sketch for a plan of the north-eastern frontier of the Cape of Good Hope. Map 4](1823-12-10) Bonamy, J; Great Britain. Army. Royal EngineersThe eastern border of the territory is shown by the by the Great Brak River, from its confluence in the south with the Great Fish River, to the point at which it reaches the Ysterberg Peak in the north. The western border is formed by the Seekoei River. There is an inset of a portion of the Seekoei River north of the Agter-Renosterberg.
- ItemJunction of the Little with the Great Fish River, right bank as far as Kooste's Drift in front of Grahamstown. [Map 5](1824-04-03) Stretch, Charles Lennox, 1797-1882.; Great Britain. Army. Royal EngineersMap shows part of the area of the Deputy-Drosty of Albany between the Great and Little Fish Rivers and the Suurberg mountains (Zuureberg). Grahamstown is shown as well as abandoned military posts.
- ItemCopy of a sketch of the country in the vicinity of the Amatola Mountains; from an actual survey by C. L. Stretch, Capt. P.C. Infantry. [Map 6](1835) Piers, H. W.; Stretch, Charles Lennox, 1797-1882.; Great Britain. Army. Royal EngineersThe area depicted here fell within the newly proclaimed Province of Queen Adelaide. Fort Cox, overlooking the Kieskamma River and the Amatola Valley, had been constructed in August 1835 by Captain Stretch.
- ItemSketch of the District of Albany, Cape of Good Hope. [Map 9](1837) Piers, H. W.; Great Britain. Army. Royal EngineersMap showing the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony on the Eastern Frontier between it and the Xhosa People, as defined by treaties signed in 1836. Garson (1992) attributes W. H. Piers with the drawing of the map.
- ItemPlan of Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope: shewing the relative situation of the existing and proposed military buildings to accompany an estimate and report from Lt.Col. Lewis, Comg. RI. Engr. to the Inspector General of Fortifications. Dated 18th March 1837. [Map 8](1837-03-18) Piers, H. W.; Great Britain. Army. Royal Engineers; Lewis, Griffith George, 1784-1850.The plan shows Fort Frederick and the Donkin Memorial, now the Donkin Pyramid. All the buildings, extant in Port Elizabeth in 1837, are shown.
- ItemTownship of Port Francis. [Map 10](1840) Hopkins, I; Great Britain. Army. Royal EngineersThe plan shows the channel William Cock proposed to cut through the west bank of the Kowie River Estuary to help in the construction of harbour facilities there. Port Francis is the former name of Port Alfred.
- ItemBearings of principal military posts and remarkable peaks visible from proposed sites of signal towers at Hill S of Piet Apples Location, Great Fish River and Hill over Fraser's Camp. [Map 12](1843) Hall, Henry, 1815-1882; Great Britain. Army. Royal Engineers; Reid, JohnThe original map was by Henry Hall. This is a copy possibly by John Reid. The original signed sketch is in the Cape Archives.
- ItemSketch shewing the relative bearings and distances, per waggon, between the different military posts on the Eastern Frontier, Cape of Good Hope. [Map 11](1844) Reid, John; Great Britain. Army. Royal EngineersThe coastline from Port Elizabeth to the Keiskamma River forms the southern boundary of the map, the Black Kei being the northernmost feature. Those posts which are shown are situated on the Great Fish, the Kat, the Kowie, the Koonap and Tyhume Rivers. Grahamstown, Bathurst and Fort Beaufort are also shown. The map resembles others in the collection drawn up by John Reid. His maps are dated between 1844 and 1847.
- ItemPlan of the old and new line of road between Fort Beaufort and flat-roof house. [Map 13](1844) Reid, John; Great Britain. Army. Royal EngineersThe map shows the Kat River's east bank and section of a new road being built by the Royal Engineer's between 1837, when Fort Beaufort was founded, and 1845. Garson (1992) attributes the copy to Private John Reid.
- ItemMap on the Eastern Frontier of the Cape of Good Hope and the bordering county of Kafir [sic] tribes, to explain Lt Colonel Lewis's report dated 18th March. [Map 7](1844-10-28) Reid, John; Great Britain. Army. Royal Engineers; Lewis, Griffith George, 1784-1850.The Map shows the great Fish River as the eastern border of the Colony except for a strip of the coast line going east to just short of the Kei River. This was the frontier subsequent to treaties the Xhosa made with Sir Andries Stockenstroom in December 1836.
- ItemPlan of the Eastern Frontier Cape of Good Hope and the adjacent country of the Kaffr [sic] tribes. The red tint[s] shew the present colonial boundary; the military posts are marked in red. [Map 14](1846-12) Reid, John; Great Britain. Army. Royal EngineersTopographical map giving a view of the eastern frontier before the war of the Axe of 1847. The table of distances between the towns and forts was unusual at the time.
- ItemPlan of the ground in the neighbourhood of Block Drift, near to the Chumie River in British Kaffirland [sic], shewing the position whereon the Commander in Chief has directed a temporary post be erected. S. site of the post called Fort Hare. [Map 15](1846-12-18) Stokes, John; Great Britain. Army. Royal EngineersThis map shows in detail the area in which Fort Hare was built in 1847, after the War of the Axe. It was on the Xhosa side of the Tyhume River.
- ItemSketch shewing the route travelled between the Natal and Cape Colonies by the Commanding Royal Engineer on a tour of inspection from sketches made by Lieut. Jervois Royl. Engineers. [Map 16](1847-03-25) Jervois, William Francis, 1821-1897; Great Britain. Army. Royal Engineers; Reid, JohnRoute taken by Lieut.-Col. Piper and Lieut. Jervois through Natal, crossing the Drakensberg into the present Free State and on to the Eastern Cape. Names of settlers and their farms are noted along the route. The Drakensberg has been placed, by Jervois, in its correct position. Contemporary printed maps did this incorrectly.
- ItemSketch of the mouth of the Buffalo River previous to 1st Feby. 48 [Map 17](1848-02-12) Walpole, John; Great Britain. Army. Royal EngineersThe map shows soundings up the River for two miles and the very few buildings extant in the area. A new harbour was being established here in 1848 and named East London.