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Maps of Africa: An Online Exhibit A digital collection of African Maps at the Stanford University Libraries

Other Collections and Partnerships

Deserta Aegypti, Thebaidis, Arabia, Syriae, etc
Seutter, Matthaeus, 1678-1756 and Rogg, Gottfried, 1669-1742
Le Pays des Hottentots aux Environs du Cap de Bonne Espérance
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772 and Prévost abbé, 1697-1763
Libya interior, Garamantum, et Melanogaetulorum regio, Aethiopia sub Aegypto, Aethiopia interior & cc
Basire, Isaac, 1704-1768

The William and Yvonne Jacobson Digital Africana Program at University of Cape Town (UCT)

Stanford and the University of Cape Town, South Africa are working together to extend the scope and reach of both of their collections. In a collaboration that started in 2009, the libraries agreed to share imagery providing access to scholars on both continents. UCT has over 100 maps online for viewing through their Digital Collections Site and funded by The William and Yvonne Jacobson Digital Africana Program at UCT. Included are African historical maps and Cape Town Street Plans. This collaboration will grow and strengthen over the years to come as more content becomes available digitally.

The Barry L. Ruderman Map Collection

Barry Ruderman is a prominent map dealer in La Jolla, California. All maps passing through his hands are scanned and the images sent to Stanford on a regular basis for use and long-term preservation. The maps of Africa in the collection now number over 300 and will continue to grow over time, allowing scholars access to materials that might otherwise be unseen as it passes between private hands.

The David Rumsey Map Collection

The David Rumsey Map Collection, which Stanford will receive in its entirety has at least 1,300 items related to Africa, including historical maps. All of these items are available at Currently over 7,700 of these items are available in SearchWorks.