Below are some websites related to maps of and mapping in Africa. Many of these maps are available because they are older – they are often partly products of the circulation of knowledge amidst imperialism and colonialism. With these maps’ still relatively heavy size in megabytes, and given disparities in internet access, the challenge remains for a more bottom-up popular and critical cartography for social justice.
An excellent chapter on Indigenous Mapmaking in Intertropical Africa
Counter-Mapping brief overview and bibliography project
American Geographical Society at UWM
Harvard’s Digital Map Collection and AfricaMap
Yale’s Beinecke Collection
France’s National Library Digital Colllection Gallica
Portugal’s National Library
The British Library Online Maps
The David Rumsey Map Library
Columbia’s Maps and Power in Modern African History
Northwestern University Maps of Africa
One Project’s Maps of Africa
My Old Maps
From top to bottom: Lukasa, Lukasa legend, 1389 Chinese Amalgamated Map (including Africa), Egyptian cadastral map c.1300 BC, and Lukala Wall Map c. 1898.