This historic map of Africa takes you back to 1909, when the "Dark Continent" was barely known to the outside world. The only way to get to 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 acts as a time capsule, preserving those early days of African exploration. Artistic cartography and painstaking detail make this a map for any collector.
Coverage Area: Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Spain, Italy, Turkey and the Turkish Empire.
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; Operational and proposed railroads; Steamship lines, caravan routes, cable lines, and telegraph lines; Gold fields, silver fields, and diamond fields; Ocean liner routes from other parts of the world; Principal products of each country or region
This version is laminatedfeaturing a "write and wipe" surface and durable plastic covering.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
17" x 21 1/2"
Contour elevation lines in 500 foot increments
National Geographic is a renowned authority in cartography. For 120 years the Society's maps have helped spread geographic knowledge around the globe. A vast database allows National Geographic to combine the latest data gained by space-age technology with innovative digital mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps. The Society's meticulous research and attention to detail have established a standard of achievement that is unparalleled.
This June 1953 map is a unique collectible,
featuring a wealth of historical information, including: Explorers' routes and immigrant trails; "Growth of Our Country" map; Historical notes, sites, and battlefields; Selected cities and highways; Mountain relief, major lakes, and rivers. ...
An exceptional historical piece, this map was published
in February 1942. It includes natural features, time zones, ship routes, distance by air and rail, and naval basesmaking it a valuable map for collectors and those interested in World War II. ...