n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Mapping South Africa : A Historical Survey of South African Maps and Charts, Andrew Duminy : book review

Volume 71, Issue 3_4
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



This beautifully printed book illustrating the history of cartography in Southern Africa fails to live up to the cover blurb that claims it 'will long remain a standard work of its kind, admired for its informative text and for the beautiful reproductions it contains of almost a hundred maps'. Nevertheless, I found it very interesting, particularly the first chapters that deal with the earlier maps.

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