Maps

We believe that using maps to reveal where postal activity is recorded is essential to understanding its significance. To this end we have published our own version of a postal map of the Transvaal in 1906 based on a military report of that date.

Recently we invested in the production of a facsimile edition of the six sheet Map of the Transvaal compiled by Fred Jeppe and others in 1899. Intended to be consulted and opened at will it competes with second-hand originals which are often too precious to unfold or are of such large size and hard to read.

Not only do these maps contain details of post offices and agencies, telegraph services, customs posts and the network of land ownership expressed in farm boundaries from the Surveyor General’s office. This is sold to members to defray the cost of production.