Do You Know The True Size Of The Map Of Africa?
We often think of a map as a realistic representation of the real physical world, but in contrast it is merely a neat and idealistic drawing of borders in what are often messy places with no visible demarcations on the ground.
These maps of Africa, drawn up by a small group of western cartographers, symbolically reinforced Europeans’ sense of control over their mapped territories and subjects, but they didn’t betray much in the way of real information. Though they would have been seen as objective and impartial at the time, in retrospect it is clear how subjective, ideologically driven, and, in many ways, fantastical they were.
Now that you know the true size of the map of Africa why don’t we admire 17 most beautiful maps of Africa on the internet today.
#1 Africa Satelite Image From Geology.com
#2 Africa Musical Map By All Around This World.
#3 Tarzan’s Africa
#4 Watercolor Map Of Africa
#5 Behold The Physical Wall Map Of Africa
#6 Japanese Map Of Africa, 1869 Submitted By AJGloe
#7 Abraham Ortellius’ Map Depicting A Sea Battle And Sea Monsters
#8 1595 Version Of Africa
#9 Etymological Map Of Africa (By Virble)
#10 3D Topographic Wood Map Of Africa
#11 Art By Daniel Janda
#12 The Beautiful Continent Of Africa By Wild Minds
#13 Lego Africa
#15 Safari Map of Africa
#16 Know Your Roots By Tarajosu
#17 The All Seeing African Eye
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