Colonial Map of Africa



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British Colonies
 
French Colonies
 
Belgium Colonies
 
Portugal Colonies
 
Italian Colonies
 
Other
 
Not Colonised



Oldest Map of Africa


The earliest map of Africa is believed to have been created in 1389 and is called the "Da Ming Hun Yi Tu" which shows the continent as part of a wider map of the Ming Dynasty. Created in silk it shows Africa more than a hundred years before the first western explorers from Portugal started to chart parts of Africa's coastline. The map appears (above) to show Lake Victoria and the River Nile.




Colonial Map of Africa: Scramble for Africa

Colonial Map of Africa: Scramble for Africa


The 1880s saw a new period of African colonial history by European nations and set the seeds for 20th century chaos during what was termed 'the scramble for Africa'.

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Colonial Map of Africa: Colonialism in Africa

Colonial Map of Africa: Colonialism in Africa


About European colonialism in Africa at the end of the 19th Century together the colonial history of each African country.

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