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Huge original antique map of the African continent, published in Germany at the peak of European colonialization.

The map shows the African continent in great detail, with several insets throughout. Rivers, cities, early railroads, shipping lines, and much more are all indicated. The map is colored according to the ruling colonial power of each region, with pink representing the British, Purple the French, yellow the Portuguese, green the Spanish, and orange the Dutch.

Insets on the map include "Capland" (South Africa), the lower Congo, the Gold Coast, and West Cameron. The map is accompanied by a thorough and detailed index entitled "Karte von Afrika mit Namenverzeichnis aus Stielers Hand-Atlas."

This map was published in Gotha by Justus Perthes. This map can be definitively dated between 1902 and 1910 as the Transvaal Colony appears as British but has not yet been amalgamated into South Africa.

The map includes an impressive treatment of the Arabian Peninsula, as well.

Condition Description
Dissected in sixty parts and mounted on original linen. With red cloth covers and 124-page text. Map separated from covers.