Hugh Solomon Map Collection

 

Hugh Solomon Map Collection

 

These historical maps, primarily of Africa, form part of the Hugh Solomon Collection which was donated to the Library and Information Service in the 1960’s. Hugh Ross Solomon (1876-1956) was a Johannesburg lawyer who inherited the Africana collection of his father, Sir Edward Philip Solomon, and in his own lifetime added much to the collection. The maps in the collection were all printed before 1860. The digitisation of this collection was made possible by funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Recent Submissions

  • Seyffert, Mimi
    An introduction on the Hugh Solomon map collection and descriptions and depictions of 18 selected maps from the collection.
  • Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
    Coloured map. Scale not given. Title at foot of map: En spectator, pilae totius terrae inchnographiam... Map is in form of a globe with a decorated border with circular insets in each corner (Europe, America, Asia and ...
  • Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
    Coloured map. Line scale given. Decorated inset in top left corner gives the authorities for the map. Latin text on verso: Palestina. First appeared in A. Ortelius: Theatrum orbis terrarum, Additamentum III(Parergon) ...
  • Rapkin, J.; Winkles, Henry; Lacey, W. (Tallis (John) & Co., 1851)
    Coloured map. Line scale given. 2 inset vignettes: "Entrance to Port Natal", and Town of Durban with medallion above of the seal of Natal. Some boundaries have been added by hand in water colour, in blue and yellow.
  • Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
    Coloured map. [Scale not given] 3 decorated insets:- 1, Giving authorities.- 2, Map of the world.- 3, In bottom right corner: Reverendo et illustridno Gulielmo Grimbergio, Antverpiensi praesuli dignissimo... This map ...
  • Seyffert, Mimi
    An introduction on the Hugh Solomon map collection and descriptions and depictions of 18 selected maps from the collection.
  • Radclyffe, E.; Rapkin, J.; Winkles, Henry (John Tallis & company, 1851)
    Map. Line scale given. 4 inset vignettes and a medallion above Sierra Leone in bottom left corner. Some boundaries have been added by hand in yellow watercolour.
  • Tirion, Isaak, d.1769? (Is. Tirion, 1763)
    Coloured map. Line scale given in bottom left corner in "Fransche Toises, of halve Roeden." This map (uncoloured) appears in "Hedendaagsche historie of tegenwoordige staat van Afrika", pub. Amsterdam, I. Tirion, 1763, p.683.
  • Duyff, Claas
    Manuscript coloured chart. Decorated cartouche with title is towards the lower right. On the right of this is an empty decorated frame, probably intended for a dedication. Below this are 2 drawings of the mountains of ...
  • Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
    Coloured map. [Scale not given] 3 decorated insets:- 1, Giving authorities.- 2, Map of the world.- 3, In bottom right corner: Reverendo et illustridno Gulielmo Grimbergio, Antverpiensi praesuli dignissimo... This map ...
  • Arrowsmith, John, 1790-1873 (J. Arrowsmith, 1842)
    Coloured map with overlay 24x12cm. Line scale given. An overlay continues the coastline north from Port Natal (Durban) to Delagoa Bay. The first ed. of this map appeared in 1834.
  • Moll, Herman, d.1732
    Coloured map on sheet. Line scale given. Upper half of a sheet with "The Bay of Agoa de Saldanha..." Page number top right, 43. Appeared in eds. pub. 1729-1735 of H. Moll's "Atlas minor." 1732 is written in pencil ...
  • Thomson, John and Co.
    Coloured maps. Upper half of a sheet with "South Africa." Shows routes taken by Browne, Horneman, Bruce, Park. Lower half of a sheet with "North Africa.". Map is extended beyond the top border to include the Orange ...
  • Rapkin, J.; Winkles, Henry; Lacey, W. (Tallis (John) & Co., 1851)
    Coloured map. Line scale given. 2 inset vignettes: "Entrance to Port Natal", and Town of Durban with medallion above of the seal of Natal. Some boundaries have been added by hand in water colour, in blue and yellow.
  • Bond, H.; Warren, H.; Rapkin, J.; Tallis (John) & co. (John Tallis & Company, 1851)
    Coloured map. 5 inset vignettes and a medallion above Cape Town in bottom left corner. Some boundaries have been added by hand in water colour, blue and yellow.
  • Wyld, James, 1812-1887; (James Wyld, 1851)
    Coloured map. London. Published by James Wyld. Geographer to the Queen & H.R.H. Prince Albert, Charing Cross East. 3rd edition May 3rd., 1851. Below map: Pubd. by Jas. Wyld. March 6th. 1851.
  • Moll, Herman, d.1732
    Coloured map. Line scale given. Page number top right: 44 Appeared in eds. pub. 1729-1735 of H. Moll's "Atlas minor." 1732 is written in pencil in bottom right corner.
  • Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
    Coloured map. Scale not given. Title at foot of map: En spectator, pilae totius terrae inchnographiam... Map is in form of a globe with a decorated border with circular insets in each corner (Europe, America, Asia and ...
  • Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
    Coloured map. Line scale given. Decorated inset in top left corner gives the authorities for the map. Latin text on verso: Palestina. First appeared in A. Ortelius: Theatrum orbis terrarum, Additamentum III(Parergon) ...
  • Unknown author
    Manuscript coloured chart. 3 insets : 1,"Aldus vertoondt Caap de Bona Esperanca als men uijt de west komt aan zijlen, gelekent op schip Westerdycks loertroen (?) 24 February Ao. 1720". - 2, "Taffel baaij...". - 3, "Aldus ...
  • Moll, Herman, d.1732 (H. Moll, )
    Coloured map on sheet. Lower half of a sheet with "Barbary and Bildurgerid"; on verso, "Africa." Page number top left, 134, headed "Africa". Inset: The Isles of C. Verd. This sheet of maps (uncoloured) appears in ...
  • Blome, Richard fl.1660
    Map. In top right corner is a heraldic dedication to Sr. William Glynne of Bissister, signed R.B. In lower right corner: Francis Lamb Sculp. This map is an exact copy on a slightly smaller scale of Sanson's map of ...
  • Africa 
    Senex, John, d.1740
    Coloured map. Line scale given. A Copy of this map, with J. Senex's name as well as Price’s, also dated 1711, is described by R.V. Tooley in his "Collectors' guide to maps of Africa," 1969, p.108. There are differences ...
  • Bowen, Emanuel, d.1767 (Eman. Bowen, )
    Coloured map. Line scale given in English and French Leagues. First appeared in 1747 and was reissued in 1752 and 1766. It also appeared (uncoloured) in E. Bowen: A complete atlas... of the known world; also in his ...
  • Greatbach, G.; Winkles, Henry (John Tallis & Company, 1851)
    Map. Line scale given. 5 inset vignettes Some boundaries have been added by hand in yellow watercolour.