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African Maps

About This Guide

Boston University’s African Studies Library has an extensive collection with over 1500 maps focusing on the continent of Africa and its countries. These maps range in publication dates from the seventeenth century to recent years and focus on entire countries or subsections of Africa as well as small towns and city environs. The collection includes maps that span a myriad of subjects from topography and geology to cattle distribution and rainfall and also contains a small number of transparencies.

Requesting a Map

Consultation of the maps is permitted within the African Studies Library Reference Area only. Please contact us should you have any questions.

Head, African Studies Library

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Beth Restrick
African Studies Library
6th floor, Mugar Memorial Library

Mon-Fri, 9am- 5pm
Subjects: African Studies