Two 1960s Hand-Drawn Maps of the iSandlwana Campaign Prepared For Battlefield Display
Two sets of beautifully hand-drawn maps on parchment-like paper depicting the iSandlwana campaign, apparently prepared as part of the old diorama display which used to stand on Mahlabamkhosi ('Black's Kopje') on the site (see photo). The first, entitled 'Key to the Model of the Battlefield of Isandhlwana', measures 30 x 16 inches, and depicts the camp area and the height of the battle (drawn on a template which matched the base shape of the old diorama). The troop movements are marked in colour over a contour map, and they reflect the understanding of the battle as it was at that time, and are clearly influenced by the work of George Chadwick, who produced many information booklets on the battle at that time. The second map (similar size) has three separate segments placing the battle within the context of the wider war and the movement of the two armies to contact. An inset depicts the Fugitives' Drift area in detail. Both maps are beautifully produced and in good condition but have at some point been both folded and rolled - they would benefit from professional framing. In many respects, two beautiful pieces of map-artwork of the Zulu War. Perfect for the student, enthusiast or collector of this incredible area of history!