Tourist Map of Kenya
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Pictorial map of Kenya published in Nairobi shortly after independence.
This is a wonderful pictorial tourist map of Kenya, printed and published by the Survey of Kenya. It was a product of the young Kenya Government; the independent Republic of Kenya was formed just four years earlier in 1964.
The map is labeled in English and designed for foreign visitors. Text at top gives information for going on Safari and illustrations of big game animals fill the map. National parks, safari lodges, and tourist roads are a particular point of emphasis, along with other potential useful institutions like hospitals, police stations, and car service centers.
Two regal-looking giraffes flank the legend. Within the legend is an unusual note saying: “this map is not an authority on the delimitation of borders.” This is perhaps a reflection of several contemporary boundary disputes, including the Ilemi Triangle with Sudan and Migingo Island with Uganda.
Folding map with minor wear at the folds.