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Maps of Africa

Africa is largely ignored in medieval studies, yet some of the most fascinating civilizations thrived there during the Middle Ages. As the period maps from the Catalan Atlas reveal, there was even contact among African, European and Asian cultures.

You can find related materials about the history of Africa during the Middle Ages in the Medieval Africa category page.

 

Map of Europe and North Africa
A period map from the 14th-century Catalan Atlas, made available at the The Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Click the image for a larger version. (Link made available through the Internet Archive.)

Map of Europe, North Africa and the Near East
A period map from the 14th-century Catalan Atlas, made available at the The Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Click the image for a larger version. (Link made available through the Internet Archive.)

Map of North Africa
A period map from the 14th-century Catalan Atlas, made available at the The Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Click the image for a larger version. (Link made available through the Internet Archive.)

Map of North Africa, the Near East, Arabia, and the Caucasus
A period map from the 14th-century Catalan Atlas, made available at the The Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Click the image for a larger version. (Link made available through the Internet Archive.)

Map of Western Europe and North Africa
A period map from the 14th-century Catalan Atlas, made available at The Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Click the image for a larger version. (Link made available through the Internet Archive.)

 

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About the Medieval Atlas
   The Medieval Atlas is a directory of maps, charts, geographic drawings and illustrations, illuminations, and other cartographic representations of the world in general, and the geography of Europe in particular, during the Middle Ages. Both historical maps and period or "antique" maps are included.
   The directory links to maps on the web as well as to maps right here at the Medieval History site. Many maps are in the public domain and may be downloaded and used freely; however, please check each individual page for copyright notices and any terms of use for the map it displays.
   For more about this atlas, return to the
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