This is an 1897 War Office Intelligence Division map of the border between Sierra Leone and French Guinea printed on two sheets. The map depicts the region from Kiragba, Sierra Leone to Mount Konkonante in French Guinea. A highly detailed depiction of the boundary region, innumerable locations along the border are labeled. Nearly two hundred beacons were placed along the border and each is labeled with the corresponding number, which were fully catalogued in the report of the procès-verbal. Numerous rivers and mountains are also labeled. All of Captain Millot's handwritten corrections and observations, which were noted on the copy of the map that the commissioner's signed, have been printed in red along the boundary. Notes from Lieutenant Colonel Trotter of Great Britain concerning Captain Millot's notes are also included. An inset map depicting the border from the confluence of the Kora and Kolinte Rivers to the village of Kankouya is also included on the left side of sheet one.
This map was prepared by the Intelligence Division of the War Office, printed by the Ordnance Survey Office, and published in 1897 on two sheets.
The British War Office (1857 - 1964) was a department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the Royal Army until 1964, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defense. The War Office was to the Royal Army what the Admiralty was to the Royal Navy, and later, the Air Ministry. Within the War Office, the General Staff Topographical Section was responsible for thousands of maps issued for British intelligence and military use. The Topographical Section was renamed Geographical Section in April 1907. Many, once their military use passed, were offered through licensed agents to the general public. The sole London agent for War Office material was Edward Stanford. Learn More...
The British Ordnance Survey (1791 - present) is the national mapping agency of Great Britain and is one of the largest producers of maps in the world. This non-ministerial department of the government of the United Kingdom is responsible for producing maps of Great Britain and many of its overseas possessions. The history of the Ordnance Survey goes back as far as 1747, following the Jacobite rising, when King George II commissioned a comprehensive military survey of Scotland to assist further campaigns. The result, produced by Paul Sandby, John Mason and William Roy, was the Duke of Cumberland's Map, the first military quality map of the British Isles. This grew into the Principal Triangulation of Great Britain (1783-1853) under William Roy, and eventually lead to the creation of the Ordnance Survey in 1791. Today the Ordnance Survey produces a large variety of paper maps and digital mapping products. Its large scale maps, issued to the scale of 1:10000, available in sheet map form until the 1980s, are now only available digitally. All maps produced by the Ordnance Survey are in copyright for 50 years after publication. Learn More...
Very good. Two sheets. Sheet 1 backed on archival tissue for stability. Infill at some fold intersections. Sheet 2 exhibits verso repairs to fold separations and fold intersections. Light wear along original fold lines. Some text on verso of both sheets. Sheet 1 dimensions 26.5 x 39 inches. Sheet 2 dimensions 26.75 x 38 inches.