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Maps of Africa

Antique maps of Africa are a combination of cartography and creativity. Half reality, half mythology, African maps add a colorful touch to map collections.

One of the earliest maps featuring the entire continent of Africa is a woodcut by 16th-century mapmaker Sebastian Munster from his "Cosmographia Universalis." It features a one-eyed giant, forest in the Sahara desert, and a ship sailing off the coast, a common addition to antique maps. Another notable early African map is "Africae nova descriptio" created in 1630 by Dutch mapmaker Willem Blaeu. It is a fine example of Blaeu engraving, elaborate pictures, and delicate calligraphy with oval cutouts of major African cities and ports. Like other antique maps of virtually unexplored territories, the map is representative of a European... Read more

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Map of South Africa

March 17, 2018, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Unique Color Map of Tunis and Maroc

March 17, 2018, 2:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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Map of South Africa & Madagascar, c.1820

March 18, 2018, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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SDUK (Pub) 1830's Group of 3 Maps of North Africa. Libya, Tunisia

March 22, 2018, 6:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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March 23, 2018, 9:30 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF90 (1 bid)

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Francois, Curt von Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika. Geschichte der Kolonisation bis

March 23, 2018, 3:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€200 (1 bid)

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Thomson, Joseph Expedition nach den Seeen von Central-Afrika in den Jahren

March 23, 2018, 3:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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March 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Bedford Village, NY, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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March 25, 2018, 11:00 AM PST
Scotts Valley, CA, USA

$70 (1 bid)

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