On Saturday 4 June 2016 at 10.00 Dr Roger Stewart has very kindly agreed to to talk to us about: “Landmark Printed Maps of the Cape of Good Hope”. Directions to 77 Lower Wrensch Road, Mowbray. The road is behind the Hartlyvale all-weather hockey fields. Travelling north on Liesbeeck Parkway and after the fly-over of the N2 turn left at the traffic lights into Station Road (which goes up to Main Road, Observatory). Turn first left into Ossian Road and proceed to a T-junction at Bellevliet Road. Turn left and follow the road, which becomes Molenvliet and passes next to Hartlyvale. The first road to the right is Lower Wrensch. No 77 is on the right with a long white wall. All parking is in the street but we will have a car guard.
Please email Graham Giles before 2 June 2016 or telephone 021 852-8480 or 082 820 0334 if you are planning to attend. This is essential both arrangements regarding tea, coffee and biscuits.
There is no need to respond if you are not able to be there.
About Dr Roger Stewart [in his own words]:
“I am a truant from academic medicine and physiology who has spent the past three decades in management and directorship of businesses locally and abroad. I also manage a collection of historical Africana maps and books. The collection of maps is focused on miniatures of the continent and South Africa and on maps of the territory that became the Cape Colony. The books are on antique maps and the history of the Cape Colony.
I represent the International Map Collectors’ Society in South Africa. I self-fund my research and write on the history of The Cape and its cartography. Particular interests are miniature maps and the Cape’s pioneer travellers and scientists, their maps and medical experiences. I am a partner in a map dealership that specialises in maps of Africa and its part and that offers cartographic and historical services”.