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Maps of Africa

Stanford’s Maps of Africa Collection became a major research resource in August of 2001 with the acquisition of the Oscar I. Norwich Collection of Maps of Africa and its islands, 1486 – ca. 1900. This acquisition added 316 maps to Stanford’s existing holdings of Maps of Africa. The collection was once again augmented in 2010 with the purchase of 294 maps from Caroline Batchelor, and then again in 2011 with a small set of maps from Rodney Shirley. Altogether, the Maps of Africa Collection holds over 700 maps, 632 of which are searchable and viewable through Stanford’s Image Gallery.


G. Salim Mohammed, Digital and Rare Maps Librarian
Head and Curator, David Rumsey Map Center
(650) 723-5100