1895 Print over 100 years old Maritzburg Church Street (also available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.271.

Entitled – Maritzburg. Church Street. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Maritzburg. – We now return to Johannesburg from Pretoria, and proceed thence by coach to Charleston, in the extreme north of the Natal territory.

From Charleston we reach Pietermaritzburg and Durban, respectively the capital and port of Natal, in about forty-eight hours.

The city now under consideration was founded by Dutch emigrant farmers in 1839, and named after two of their leaders, Pieter Retief and Gert Maritz; but it is now generally called Maritzburg.

Its site is healthily and beautifully placed, forming part of an extended basin 2,218ft. above sea-level, the Zwaartkop and Town Hills inclosing it on the north, and the open valley of the Umsindusi River extending to the south and east, with the lofty, flat-topped Natal Table Mountain standing out as a buttress in the distance.

There are now within its boundaries 27 miles of streets, most of them, like the business thoroughfares of Church Street, ornamented with trees shading the paths.

On the south-west side of the city stands Fort Napier, the military head-quarters, where the troops and departmental corps are stationed.

Facing this, at the upper end, is the commodious and central railway station.

Among other public buildings of note are the Government House, the Post Office and Supreme Court, the Market House, new Town Hall (this cost £40,000, and has a clock tower 116ft. high), and the Legislative Council buildings, in front of which is a marble statue of the Queen, erected in honour of Her Majesty’s Jubilee.

The population of Maritzburg numbers 17,286, of whom about 10,000 are Europeans.

Along the hills around the city are many fine suburban residences, shaded with groves and clumps of trees.

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original and not a photocopy.

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