A map showing the routes of some native caravans from the coast into the interior of Eastern Africa [cartographic material] : from information collected by the Revd. T. Wakefield, missionary at Mombása; also of two personal jouneys to the southern Galla country made by the Revds. T. Wakefield & C. New in 1865 and 1866-7 / [lithographed by] Johnston's Geographical Establishment, 74 Strand, London.

Wakefield, Thomas, 1836-1901 [Browse]
London : published for the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, by J. Murray, Albemarle Street, 1870.
  • Scale [ca. 1:2,097,000] ; (E 33°00'--E 42°00'/N 1°50'--S 5°30').
  • 1 map : col. ; 38 X 47 cm.


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This map covers part of Southeasten Africa. It is based on Mr. Wakenfield's manuscript (the sole authoriy of the western portion of the map), showing the indigenous territories, caravan routes, the names of boundaries (where known), and the route traveled by the author. Also locates two main landmarks: Mount Kilimanjaro, and Mount Kenya.
  • Relief shown by hachures and spot heights.
  • Caravan routes, Mr. Wakefield's route in 1865, and Messrs. Wakefield & New's route in 1866-7 are shown.
  • "The names of Positions astronomically determined by, or from the information of scientific travellers (Burton, Speke & Decken) are engraved in a thick lettering; Positions inserted from the reports of Sadi Ben Ahedi and the missionaries (Erhardt, Rebmann, Krapf, Wakefield &c.) are shown in a thinner character; Reported districts of more doubtful position, in the lightest lettering."
  • From: The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London. Vol. 40 (1870), pp. 303-39; held in Firestone Library. Call number: G7 .J687 v. 40 1870.
Issued to accompany article: Routes of native caravans from the coast to the interior of Eastern Africa, chiefly from information given by Sádi Bin Ahédi, a native of a district near Gázi, in Udigo, a little north of Zanzibar / by T. Wakefield, Missionary at Mombasa.
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The companion article includes bibliography and index.
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  • Online version of companion article available also through the JSTOR Web site. Access limited to subscribing member institutions only.
Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London Vol. 40 (1870), p. 303-39, facing page 303. London : John Murray
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