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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 1561 [1575] Girolamo Ruscelli
MAVRITANIA NVOVA TAVOLA, from Italian translation of Ptolemy's Atlas La Geograpfia Di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Nouvamente Tradatta Di Greco in Italiano. Published in 1575 in Latin and Italian.
17.5 x 23.9 cm. On sheet 22 X 32.1 cm.
Color
Venice. V. Valgrisi.
ALW0982
Historic Africa Map 1590 Abraham Ortelius
AFRICAE PROPRIAE TABVLA, In qua, Punica regina uides: Tyrios, et Agenoris vrbem.from Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
33.1 X 48 cm. On sheet 46.9 X 56.7 cm.
Color
Antwerp. {Text on verso "AFRICA PROPRIA". Modern Tunisia and Libya with inset map of Carthago (Tunis area)}
(Partial Image)
ALW1905
Historic Africa Map 1595 Abraham Ortelius
AEGYPTVS ANTIQVA. Terra suis contenta bonis, non indiga mercis Aut Iouis, in solo tanta est fiducia Nilo. Lucanus 8. from Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
35 X 51 cm.
Color
Antwerp.
(Partial Image)
ALT1198
Historic Africa Map 1596 Arnold Florent van Langren (1580-1644)
DELINEATIO ORARUM maritimarum TERRAE vulgo indigitatae TERRA DO NATAL item Sofala Mozambicae & Melindae...
38 X 54.3 cm. On sheet 38.7 X 55 cm.
Color
Arnold Florent van Langren engraver for Jan. Huygen van Linschoten. Amsterdam. {Tooley p.96 illus. "... earliest and most decorative special map of the East Coast of Africa embracing eastern Cape, Natal, Portuguese East and Kenya}
(Partial Image)
AMD8144
Historic Africa Map 1625 Jodocus Hondius
GVINEA.
14.5 X 18.5 cm.
Color
London. Samual Purchas. {English version of 1612 map done for Atlas Minor. Mercator-Hondius. Norwich #316a. This printing is on page 1558 of Purchas his Pilgrimes with text and title outside of map border "Hondivs his Map of Guinea". Has inset of IS. THOMAE. Includes area from modern Guinea to Benin}.
ALW1665
TEST 1635 William Janzoon Blaeu
REGNA CONGO et ANGOLA. from Atlas Major.
44.7 X 53.1 cm. On sheet 53.7 X 63.6 cm.
Color
Amsterdam. Bleau.
ALW2049
Historic Africa Map 1646-47 Robert Dudley (1574-1649)
Carte seconda Generale d'Affrica.
47 X 73cm. On sheet 54.5 X 77.2 cm.
Black and white
Florence. Engraved by A.F. Lucini. {Norwich Map #246}
AMD8165
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