Maps


The Library houses a collection of antique engraved maps and nautical charts relating to Africa, southern Africa and South Africa. Dating from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, they provide a fascinating insight into the cartography of the African continent and into travel, exploration and the growth of geographic knowledge in this period.

Pieter Goos. Pas-kaarte van de zuyd-west-kust van Africa, c.1666Ottens, Joachim, 1663-1719
Nieuwe naauwkeurige land-en zee kaart�
c. 1695
Sebastian M�nster. Africa XXV Nova Tabula, 1540Vincenzo Maria Coronelli. L'Africa divisa nella sue parti secondo..., 1691

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