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maps of ancient Africa

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maps of ancient Africa

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west African coast: Guinea 1625 by Jodocus Hondius

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Africa minor, 1561 map of north & west Africa

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cartographer:Rosselli Girolamo







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Nigratarum Regnum map- drawn btw 1664 and 1674

Post  Admin on Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:41 pm

cartographer: Jansson Jan



showing regions identified as Benin, Biafara, Zanfara, Guangara, Borno, Nubia, Cano (Kano), Cassena (Katsina), Guinea






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Nigritarum regio map- 1662

Post  Admin on Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:53 pm

cartographer: Blaeu, Joan, 1596-1673


same regions shown as before, and including Lagos (lago de curamo)

Biafara region is directly to the north of Congo/Loango (Angola).

Note: river Niger unidentified, showing limitations, imo.










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west coast of Africa from modern northern Mauritania to northern Angola:1725

Post  Admin on Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:08 pm

cartographer: R. & J. Ottens.

showing Irobo (Urhobo), greatly reduced Benin and Biafra (spelt Biafra instead of Biafara/Biafar), enlarged Guinea, Goud (Gold?) Coast, Fantyn (Fanti of modern Ghana), Cameroons identified and located to the east of Biafra and Gabon south of the same.

Compass map listing mainly coastal cities most likely serving as or potentially slave ports.







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Guinea propia map: 1743

Post  Admin on Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:19 pm

cartographer:Homann Erben (Firm)


showing Benin, Arobo (Urhobo?), Oufsoboh (Isobo?), Awerri (Owerri or Warri), Jabou and Ijeboo (Ijebu or Jebu), Odi, Popo major and minor to the west of lagos lagoon, Calbari (Calabar) area shown. Calabar listed in at least four places, showing it as a kingdom perhaps? A region called Terra Calbongo is to the extreme east of Calabar.







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west coast of Africa 1747

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A new & accurate map of Negroland and the adjacent countries, also Upper Guinea :shewing the principal European settlements, & distinguishing w.ch belong to England, Denmark, Holland &c The sea coast & some of the rivers being drawn from surveys & the best modern maps and charts & regulated by astron.l observ.ns
New and accurate map of Negroland



the west African coast is clearly differentiated into Sierra leone, Grain coast, Gold coast (Ghana), Slave Coast (Whidah/Dahomey/Benin rep), Upper Guinea, Kingdom of Benin, small kingdom of Jabu (Ijebu), Calabar, Calbongo to the east and south of Calabar. Biafra not mentioned or identified.

Unidentified towns or kingdoms:


Calbongo nation,

Gabou

Oudoba

Igago

Uleuma












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western Africa 1829

Post  Admin on Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:10 pm

cartographer: Hall, Sidney, London

Yoruba (Yarriba) showing on map. Likewise Bight of Biafra. Dahomey.

Waree(Warri) given greater prominence. Located east of Benin.

Old Calabar and New Calabar present.

Biafra reappears south of Cameroon and north of Calbongo.

Adamowa (Adamawa) north of Biafra. Most of the Adamawa peoples moved south after the Fulani invasion.

Gabon, Loango, Congo move further south (of Biafra).

Northernmost part of river Niger shown.

Whydah covers the coastal region between Dahomey and Benin








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grain coast, aka pepper coast. 1729 map.

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