Online Collections of Maps

Evolution of the Map of Africa
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The Royal Museum for Central Africa

Online collection of Ancient Maps
"The collection of ancient maps of the RMCA includes around 3,500 printed maps. Although the majority represent Central Africa, and in particular the territory of the DRC, the lion's share of these maps covers the whole of Africa and other regions of the continent dating from 1500 to 1885. The development of the representation of Africa can thus be followed, from the first maps (Ptolemaic) from the beginning of the 16th century, across the 17th and 18th centuries, up to the second half of the 19th century. From this time, the systematic exploration of the African interior inspired an intense production of maps for the benefit of future colonisers."

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection

from the University of Texas Libraries
Includes political, topographical, historical, area maps, and maps of each country.