The map depicts the entire continent, stretching from central Europe to the Cape of Good Hope and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf. Stunningly illustrated, the artist's portrayal of the'Dark Continent' takes a decidedly ethnographic direction. While Africa is known the world over for its wildlife, here the artist focuses on the people living throughout the continent. Africa's citizens, from the Barbary Coast to the Cape, are shown in traditional dress.
North Africans, in their flowing clothing, are drawn riding horses and camels through the desert or standing alongside their dwellings. The Great Pyramid at Giza and the Sphinx are also included in Egypt, although no national borders appear. Sub-Saharan Africa, shaded green to emphasize the contrast with the arid Sahara Desert, is populated by its many different peoples wearing headdresses and masks while participating in ceremonies, or preparing to go on a hunt. Other illustrations feature traditional jewelry or tribe members tending to cattle.
This map was published c. Size: Printed area measures 47 inches high by 35 inches wide.
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