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EXPL2A-00366

Map of equatorial Africa as known in the 1870s.
Printed color lithograph, 19th century

North Wind Picture Archives brings history to life with stock images and hand-colored illustrations

Media ID 5876012

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1870s Africa African Cartography Colonial Colony Congo Discover East Africa Exploration Explore Nile Nile River West Africa Angola Bantu Central Africa Congo River Equator Head Waters Malawi Mozambique Northern Rhodesia Nyasaland Rwanda Tanganyika Uganda Zambia Zanzibar


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This vintage print takes us back to the 1870s, showcasing a beautifully detailed map of equatorial Africa. The vibrant colors and intricate illustrations bring this historic piece to life, offering a glimpse into the continent's geography during that era. From Kenya to Angola, from Zanzibar to Mozambique, this map encompasses various regions and territories that were part of colonial Africa. The Nile River stands out prominently, winding its way through Sudan and Egypt before flowing into the Mediterranean Sea. As we explore further inland, we encounter the vast Congo River and its tributaries snaking through Central Africa. This visual representation allows us to trace the headwaters of these mighty rivers as they traverse through different countries. The map also highlights significant landmarks such as Rwanda, Uganda, Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Nyasaland (now Malawi), Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia), and more. It provides valuable insights into African history by depicting colonial boundaries and Bantu ethnic groups scattered across the region. As we gaze upon this artwork, it serves as a reminder of how cartography played an essential role in exploration during the 19th century. It sparks curiosity about what early explorers might have encountered on their journeys across equatorial Africa. This print is not just a historical artifact; it is a testament to human curiosity and our never-ending quest for knowledge about our world's diverse landscapes.

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