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Africa

Pictured below are just a few of the historic African maps contained in the Map and Imagery Library's collection. Further images and information will be added in the near future.


Historic Africa Map 1719 Henry Abraham Chatelain
Carte L'ILE de MADAGASCAR dite aujourd' hui L'ILE DAUFINE [small map on larger sheet with text and title at top] CARTE DE L'ILE DE MADAGASCAR CONTENTANT SA DESCRIPTION & DIVERSES PARTICULARITEZ, CURIEUSES DE SES HABITANS TANT BLANCS QUE NEGRES.from Atlas Historique...
37.4 X 43 cm. On sheet 45.3 X 52.2 cm.
Color
Amsterdam, H.A. Chatelain. {Norwich, Map #337}.
AMD8177
Historic Africa Map 1729 Herman Moll
NEGROLAND and GUINEA. With the European Settlements, Explaining what belongs to England, Holland, Denmark etc. from Atlas Minor, originally published in 1727.
20.1 X 27 cm.
Color
London. Moll. {Includes area from modern Western Sahara (Tropic of Cancer) south to Cameroon}.
ALW1663
Historic Africa Map 1729 Phillip Cluver (1580-1622)
AFRICA INTERIOR from PHILIPPI CLUVERI INTRODUCTIONIS IN UNIVERSAM GEOGRAPHIAM.
20.3 X 31 cm. On sheet 45.3 X 52.2 cm.
Color
Amsterdam. {Red Sea to Ethiopia interior to west coast and mainly north of equator}.
AMD8182
Historic Africa Map 1732 Johannes Kip (1653-1722)
[Coast of Guinea and Bay of Sierra Liona] from A Collection Voyages A & J. Churchill Vol. 5.
23.5 X 33.2 cm.
Color
London.John Kip Sculp. {one map with inset map of The Bay of Sierra Liona}.
AMD8184
Historic Africa Map 1745 G. Child
A General Map of the River Sanaga with Map of Entrance fo the Sanaga and Island of Sanaga or St. Louis [3 maps on one sheet] from A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels.
23.1 X 38 cm. On sheet 32.1 X 43.6 cm.
Color
London.G. Child Sculpt. {"Printed for Thomas Astley" Bookseller} {Senegal}
AMD8225
Historic Africa Map 1747 [1750] Jacques Nicolas Bellin
ISLE DE MADAGASCAR AUTEMENT ISLE DE ST. LAURENT; EILAND MADAGASKAR, OF ST. LAURENS. from atlas World.
28.3 x 21.9 cm.
Color
P. Hondt: The Hague. Engraved by Jacob van der Schley. {From Dutch version of Bellin's atlas World published in 1750 although map has date of 1747 printed in the cartouche. Title and text in French and Dutch}.
ALW1655
Historic Africa Map 1753 Jacques Bellin (1703-1772)
CARTE DE LA BAYE DE MOSAMBIQUE, Dressee sur Divers Manuscrits, Par N.B. Ingre de la Marine. from Histoire Generale Des Voyages of A.F. Prevost d' Exiles.
20.8 X 15.7 cm. On sheet 25.3 X 18.9 cm.
Color
Paris, Chez Didot. {East Africa, Port Mozambique at 15 degrees, 5 minutes South Latitude}.
AMD8229
Historic Africa Map 1754 Jacques Bellin (1703-1772)
COSTE OCCIDENTALE D'AFRIQUE. Depuis le Detroit de Gilbraltar. Jusquau XIe Dege de Latitude Septentrionale Tireede la Carte de L Ocean Occidental. Publiee Par Ordre de Mgr le COMTE DE MAUREPAS. En 1738. from Histoire Generale Des Voyages of A.F. Prevost d' Exiles.
24.5 X 19.5 cm. On sheet 29.5 X 22.7 cm.
Color
Paris, Chez Didot. {West African Coast from Gibraltar to Cowbourbaby River south of Gambia}.
AMD8232
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