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Africa Map 1909

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$14.95
SKU:900XSB 100 3 100 0

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This historic map of Africa takes you back to 1909, a time when the "Dark Continent" was barely known in the outside world.

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This historic map of Africa takes you back to 1909, a time when the "Dark Continent" was barely known in the outside world. A time when the only way to get to far off places like Abyssinia, the Congo State, and Bechuanaland Protectorate was to take a long sea voyage, then travel many miles by rail. National Geographic was among the first to bring this amazing land to the world, and this incredible map provides a time capsule into these times. Artistic cartography and painstaking detail make this a map for any collector.

The 1909 Africa map features:
• Country boundaries that show Independent Territories and Congo State, along with territories under control of Egypt, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Turkey, France, and Portugal.
• Railroads in operation and those that were proposed
• Steamship lines, caravan routes, cable lines, telegraph lines
• Gold fields, silver fields, and diamond fields
• Ocean liner routes leading to African destinations from other parts of the world
• Principal products of each country or region are highlighted on the map
• Contour elevation lines in 500 foot increments

Coverage Area: Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Spain, Italy, Turkey and the Turkish Empire

Additional Information

Geography Africa
Geo Type Continent
Map Type Historical Maps
Usage Type Classroom Maps
Niche No
Publisher NG Classic

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    I got the 17'' x 21.5'' laminated version of this map two days ago in the mail. It arrived in a timely manner and packaged very well. This map is great. It has as much information as a book on it: resources, railroads, steamship routes, etc. I have already spent a few hours reading it. It's absolutely fascinating. I find the NatGeo map of Africa from this year particularly interesting because it has the "Congo State" on it rather than the "Belgian Congo" that the later maps have  because the Congo was still King Leopold II's personal property. This map was published right after he officially sold it to Belgium. The map looks beautiful too. I would highly recommend this to someone interested in Western imperialism.

  2. Attractive, practical set
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    Perfect for planning our family vacations and adorning our home schooling walls.

  3. Beautiful map
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    I was so pleased with this map[...] I'm impressed!

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