Evolution of the Map of Africa

1554 Sebastian Münster

1584 Abraham Ortelius

1644 Willem Janszoon Blaeu,

1710 Herman Moll

1737 Johann Matthias Hase

1787 Jean-Baptiste Louis Clouet

1805 John Cary

1851 John Tallis

1852 Victor Levasseur

1856 J Andriveau-Goujon

1880 Eugène Andriveau-Goujon,

North Africa

1552 Sebastian Münster

1670 Olfer Dapper

1700 Pierre Mortier

1814 John Pinkerton

1851 John Tallis

Central, East and West Africa

1603 Abraham Ortelius

1730 Guillaume de L’Isle

1813 John Pinkerton

1828 Adrien Hubert Brué

1860s A. Fullarton & Co.

South Africa

1541 Martin Waldseemüller

1561 Giralamo Ruscelli

1635 Willem Janszoon Blaeu

1719 Henri Abraham Chatelain

1804 Johann Christoph Matthias Reinecke

1860s Heinrich Kiepert

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7 comments to Evolution of the Map of Africa

  • Nick

    Now:View Larger Map

  • con perspectiva

    te faltaría poner algo sobre el mapa de peters o una comparativa más real. algo más actual. hoy en día sabemos que todos esos mapas tenian una perspectiva desde el norte y eurocentrista, que hacia africa y sudamerica mas pequeñas.

  • Lee Rusch

    Thanks; what a great collection!

  • Fripp

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu,Genius…

  • Jean MALEY

    Dear, I like very much all your maps of Africa because I work
    on the palaeoenvironments of North tropical Africa, particularly of Chad basin during Holocene times, and almost the last millenium where there are some “historical” data. Your serie of maps is not complete - two older are important (but other exist again !) are here missing, the Fra Mauro map, ca. 1450 AD and the Ibn Said map (13nd c AD, see D.Lange, 1980) I can send you mail/copies.
    If you can read french I can send you some published papers (give me an e-mail to send /.pdf) and presently I have an important manuscrit quite ready for publication on the Sahel during the last 3 millenia, People and Climates (in collaboration with an archaeologist).
    Meileures salutations, Jean Maley

  • Yehia

    what about the maps of the Muslims? e.g. Muhammad al-Idrisi:

  • Eve

    Ja pierdole! Wypas, że na chuja wskocz i nie złaź.

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