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SOUTH AFRICA TRANSVAAL. [MAP OF] MAFEKING  Computed and Compiled from the Farm Surveys of the Transvaal and all available material, Surveyor Generals Office,Government Printing Works, 1904
printed with colours on fine linen, 2.347 miles to the inch, 50.5 x 63 cm. folded to 8vo. printed card cover, slight wear, stamped on cover "N.B. Datum Level Pretoria Railway Station should be 4450 instead of 4550 as printed (sgd) H.M. Jackson, S.G.",
The Siege of Mafeking was a 217-day siege battle for the town of Mafeking (now called Mahikeng) in South Africa during the Second Boer War from October 1899 to May 1900. The siege received considerable attention as Lord Edward Cecil, the son of the British prime minister, was in the besieged town, as also was Lady Sarah Wilson, a daughter of the Duke of Marlborough and aunt of Winston Churchill. The siege turned the British commander, Colonel Robert Baden-Powell, into a national hero. The Relief of Mafeking (the lifting of the siege), while of little military significance, was a morale boost for the British.

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