What Can We Learn from Old Maps of Africa? Part 1 – The Royal Moment | EV & N – 357 | CCTV



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Europeans began mapping Africa in earnest from the the 15th century onward as an aspect of seeking to expand, consolidate and protect their trade in valuable spices with Asia.  The history of the European cartography of Africa provides a series of very revealing insights both about Africa itself and about the European imagination concerning Africa.

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