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Behind the Map: An Interview with Andrew Duminy

Mapping South AfricaThe Witness‘ Stephen Coan recently spoke to Andrew Duminy, author of Mapping South Africa: A Historical Survey of South African Maps and Charts, about his long-held fascination with maps. Duminy says that, what sets him apart from a cartographer – someone interested in “who drew the map” – is his primary interest in the “story behind the map”:

“Maps are a way of looking at history,” says Andrew Duminy. “Paging through this book you are paging through South Africa’s history.”

Those pages belong to Mapping South Africa — A Historical Survey of South African­ Maps and Charts authored by Duminy­, professor emeritus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, biographer of Sir Percy Fitzpatrick and author of several studies and books on the Cape Frontier and KwaZulu-Natal.

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