British Military Maps from German East Africa in 1915/16 online

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British Military Maps from German East Africa in 1915/16 online

Post by Tanzania » 08 May 2017 17:39

British Military Maps from German East Africa in 1915/16 online


The one who is interested in maps of German East Africa, here are the British military maps online.
http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.a ... splay=list


Thanks to the UCT Libraries Digital Collections, 29 detailed maps of DOA (without Rwanda and Urundi) can
be downloaded free of charge in a scale of 1: 300,000. These maps were probably used by the British troops
during the First World War. The cards bear all the date 1915 / 1916 of the British Ordnance Survey Department.

The representation is based on the basic principles of German colonial maps before the war. Cities,
villages, rivers and mountains are marked with the then valid African or even the few German names.

The titles of the maps are partly confusing. The map with the city of Morogoro (Mrogoro) and Kilossa
is, for example, overwritten with Mpapua, which at the time was still a district town.

Everyone who reads in old books or reports will find here the old African names. Location such as:
`Wadjahundu-Mbujuni',` Bagamojo-kwa-Sembu' or 'Muandi-Matarawarawanda' couldn´t probably
no longer find on presently Village signs.


Here as an example the detailed map from Bismarckburg.

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Original Source: http://www.digitalcollections.lib.uct.a ... m/OBJ/view
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Re: British Military Maps from German East Africa in 1915/16 online

Post by Sheldrake » 08 May 2017 20:41

Thank you. This is great. Not least for the Boar War era maps

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