Antique maps and prints of Africa & Arabia

For sale below is a selection of antique maps, landscape prints and illustrations of Africa and Arabia. If you are searching for a particular location or cartographer, please try the search box on the right hand side or feel free to contact me as I have many more in stock.

To read about prints, views and antique maps of Africa and Arabia, click here.

Antique maps of Africa and Arabia

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Landscape prints and illustrations

About Antique Prints and Maps of Africa and Arabia:

Up to the beginning of the 15th Century, the only part of Africa known to Europeans was the North Mediterranean shore. Since then, cartographers gradually pushed forward the frontiers of the continent, and the wonders of the interior began to be represented on maps and prints.
Arabia – mysterious cradle of civilisation. Ruins, traders, landscapes, camels.

In 1415 Prince Henry, son of John I, King of Portugal started exploration expeditions. He died in 1463, by which time Africa was known as far as Sierra Leone, but the interest continued, and Bartholomew Diaz obtained 3 ships and sailed around the Cape of Good Hope. Portugal was at this time the greatest Maritime power in Europe.

In 1788 the Africa Association was formed in London, which then became the Geographical Society in 1831 with explorers such as Houghton, Mungo Park, Hornemann, Burkhart, Carsten Niebuhr, and others who started to unravel the mystery of Africa.

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© Kitty Liebreich 2000-2014
Prices are quoted unframed (except where noted)
and exclude p&p,
all items subject to availability.
Items guaranteed over 100 yrs old unless marked.