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Maps of Africa: An Online Exhibit A digital collection of African Maps at the Stanford University Libraries
Munster, Sebastian, 1489-1552
Munster, Sebastian, 1489-1552 and Kandel, David, -1587
Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638

Maps of Africa

Stanford’s Maps of Africa Collection became a major research resource in August of 2001 with the acquisition of the Oscar I. Norwich Collection of Maps of Africa and its islands, 1486 – ca. 1900. This acquisition added 316 maps to Stanford’s existing holdings of Maps of Africa. The collection nearly doubled in size in 2010 with the purchase of 294 maps from Caroline Batchelor. In 2011 a small set of maps was acquired from Rodney Shirley. In addition, Stanford currently has digital maps from the Barry Lawrence Ruderman Collection, the David Rumsey Map Collection, and the University of Cape Town Collections.

Maps Portraying the Continent

Nigritarum regio
Ogilby, John, 1600-1676 and Ogilby, John, 1600-1676
A New Map of Libya or old Africk Showing its general Divisions, most remarkable Countries or People, Cities, Townes, Rivers, Mountains
Wells, Edward, 1667-1727
A New map of Africa from the latest Observations
Senex, John, -1740