Show simple item record VanderPost, C. 2011-12-06T09:11:41Z 2011-12-06T09:11:41Z 2005
dc.identifier.citation VanderPost, C. (2005) Early maps of Ngamiland and the Okavango delta, Botswana Notes and Records, Vol. 37, pp. 196-207 en_US
dc.description.abstract During the years 1849 to 1900 the first maps of (portions of) the Okavango Delta region in Ngamiland were produced by missionaries, explorers, travellers and adventurers. Considerable progress was made from the first attempt by Livingstone and Oswell in 1849 to the work by Passarge at the turn of the 20th century. There were great improvements in the positional accuracy of Lake Ngami, the initial attraction of the region, and many of the river courses and other features in the Okavango-Ngamiland region, as maps became much more detailed. This paper describes the progress from the first rather inaccurate mapping attempts to the more sophisticated work produced just before the turn of the 20th century when the word ‘Okavango’ actually began to appear on maps. These early mapping efforts laid the foundation for the cartography of the colonial era. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Botswana Society, en_US
dc.subject Ngamiland en_US
dc.subject Okavango delta en_US
dc.subject maps en_US
dc.title Early maps of Ngamiland and the Okavango delta en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US en_US

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