German Colonial Map of WarmbadSKU: 8738
German Colonial Map of Warmbad
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68 x 59.5 cm sheet size
Blatt 29. Warmbad
Folding map of !Karas region of Namibia, sheet size 68 x 59.5 cm, printed in colours, dissected into 12 panels and laid on linen, with printed label and sheet number (29) on the cover.
Covers the Warmbad/!Karas region in modern Namibia, then German South West Africa, which was the scene of one of the earliest attempted genocides of the 20th century between 1904-1907. A fort at Warmbad manned by Schutztruppe was established in 1905. At least half the Herero and Namaqua populations were killed through starvation and the consumption of poisoned well water in the Namib Desert after they rebelled against German colonial rule. Our example of the map has a number of old ink stamps. In the Nazi period it was in the possession of the Geographisches Institut Koloniale Auteilung Univeritat Berlin (the colonial section of the geographical institute of Berlin University); it later passed into the C.I.A. Map Library.