African Resources Thread

Crazy Boris

Ivory Coast 1944.gif

French Sudan Departments.gif

Mauritania 1944.gif

A couple French West Africa internals c. 1944

Thanks! Actually useful for a map I'm making right now


Just a map I stitched together about the conquest of the senegal from "Mauritanie du sud: conquêtes et administration coloniales françaises, 1890-1945"

I think it can be useful for putting various events of the conquest of Senegal-Mali into context, and also to show the real extent of french presence before and during the Scramble, can be useful for TL where a surviving second empire doesn't focus as much on africa for exemple.
Gonna post several random maps of Angola, Pre colonial or early colonial, these are only a small part of what I have but it's what I can access rn


Collage of a few maps of 19th century Portuguese occupation of Angola, top maps is more on the optimistic side, with much of the territory between Luanda Ambaca and Encoje being uncontrolled, the 1861 map seems clsoer to the reality tho Portugal would lose much of the area north of Luanda soon after the map, the 1878 map also should show more inland penetration in the south west probably.


19th century and pre-colonial war century livehood and ethnography of Southern angolan peoples


The Ndongo kingdom and its peoples and its "provinces" in the 16th century, the kingdom would slowly fall to the portuguese in the 17th century, but actual occupation of all of it wouldn't happen until the 19th century.


Kingdoms and people of Central-western Angola, 19th century, most of the central ones are ovimbundu kingdoms, of whom Bailundo is the largest (and they famously revolted in 1902)


Map of the Kongo Kingdom in the 19th century, note that it has then severly declined, Dark is maximum extent, grey is the claimed borders, nevertheless its capital são salvador remained the most populous city of modern Angola until the late 19th century with nearly 20,000 people


two maps of the Kongo kingdom and its many vassals at its apex in the 16th and early 17th century


Main population movement in Angola over the past millenium, the Jagas were by far the most impactful

EDIT: Just a higher res version of one fo the map above, Angola in 16th-early 17th century

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Kongo, 1963, Tio Kingdoms

Zambia, 1934, Tribal and Linguistic Groups

Zambia, 1934, Native Reserves overlaid on a map of the tribal groups
Note that the Barotseland Protectorate is shown as a reserve here and not an autonomy
B_Munro posted an African map in the Map Thread, here's the full res version (you need to open in a new tab):

I'll just quote my post from the Map Thread:

Hate to rain on your parade here, but's linguistic maps are notoriously inaccurate. They consistently overrepresent minority languages and overemphasize the divides between dialects of the same language. Look at the maps for a place you're more familiar with if you don't believe me.

EDIT: Now that I look at it, the minority languages in some areas aren't even in the right place. In my home state, they've got overwhelmingly Anglophone places like the Monterey Bay shoreline and the northwestern LA suburbs labeled "español & english", while large stretches of the Central Valley with lots of Spanish-speakers are just labeled "western english".

Another map of Ovambo kingdom in the colonial and post colonial era


Trade routes in precolonial mozambique


Pre-Rozwi Shona/Karanga kingdoms


Rozvi Expansion


Coastal Nguni-inhabited regions in Ante-Zuluan era.


Khoisan grouping at the time of the Dutch colonisation of the cape

The niger in the 18th and 19th century


Madagascar before 1895, a higher resolution version of a map already posted here afaik


Pre-merina expension madagascar


merina expension

Map of the Mantasoa industrial complex in madagascar, 1837


Provinces and geographical location of the kingdom of Gbudwe, a Zande kingdom of south sudan-north congo


Military and trade route map of occupied Northern nigeria in 1905, before the Satiru uprising


Trade routes in yorubaland in the 19th century


Evolution of the Senussi order in the second half of the 19th century

The Zande kingdoms, late 19th


Congo free state military campaigns 1890-1895
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Map of Mirambo's kingdom, ~1880

South-east tanzania, 1880, from
Social Organization and Social Status in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Rukwa, Tanzania, Tony Waters


Another map of the region, from
A history of Tanzania, Isaria N Kimambo; A J Temu , 1967(modifié)


Early 18th century Interlacustrine kingdoms


second half of the 19th century interlacustrine kingdoms
@Yanranay I had no idea this resource was here, would have made my 1885 map so much better.
Ah well
Yeah I kind of stopped updating this as it pretty tedious to catalogue and upload maps on here, especially considering the rather small upload limit. Due to that I've mostly switched to using discord servers. If you have an account and would like an invite feel free to dm me.

Crazy Boris

Yeah I kind of stopped updating this as it pretty tedious to catalogue and upload maps on here, especially considering the rather small upload limit. Due to that I've mostly switched to using discord servers. If you have an account and would like an invite feel free to dm me.
to clarify, is this a discord just for Africa maps? Because I'd be interested