Explore our historical views of Africa. Our collection includes antique prints of coastal views of Africa, African landscapes, cities in Africa, ancient fortresses, African islands and more. Antique prints of Africa from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
Antique print, titled: 'Vue Sud Ouest de Williams Fort ou de Fort Guillaume a Juida' - Decorative panoramic view of Fort Williams and Fort William Juida.
Antique print, titled: 'Non Virtute, sed dolo. Aphrodisium in Africa.' - ('Not by Virtue, but Deceit'). A map of Bone in Tunisia. It shows a merchant with three laden horses in the foreground and a bird's eye view of the city to the left. Map numbered H.59.
Antique print, titled: 'Algier.' - Caption in the top reads: 'In more periculum' (In delay danger). A view of the African city Algiers. A dog drinking from the 'Nile' in the foreground (Nile is according to caption).
Antique print, titled: 'Azaamurum.' - Caption in the top reads: 'Foenerari iniustum est'. A partridge in the foreground, with the walled city (Azemmour in Morocco) behind.
Antique print, titled: 'Prospect der Stadt Damiat.' - Tab VIII. View of the city of Damietta, Egypt.
Antique print, titled: 'Quiloa in Africa.' - Caption in the top reads: 'Non nisi contritus fulget' (Not unless broken shines'). Quiloa is nowadays known as Kilwa Kisiwani, an island near Tanzania.
Antique print, titled: 'Nouveau Mexico.' - A view of Mexico city in the 18th century.
Antique print, titled: 'St. Helena.' - A view of European explorers hunting boar on the island St. Helena.
Antique print, titled: 'Sefale.' - A view of Sefale (identified in the text as Zofala, presently known as Nova Sofala, in the Sofala province of Mozambique).
Antique print, untitled. A coastal view with two forts (one English, the other Dutch), probably on the Gold Coast in Africa.
Antique print, titled: 'Zuid-west Gezigt van't Fort Winneba, of Wimba (…)' - South-West view of the British Fort Winneba or Wimba, Ghana, Africa, with plan.
Antique print, titled: 'Cairo' - Two views of Cairo, Egypt.
Antique print, titled: 'Rio Galinhas … Rio Corso (…).' - This plate shows several views of the Liberian coastline between Rio Galinhas (west of the Nun river) and the river Cess. With Cape Mesurado (present day Monrovia) in between. Top left, inset, a drawing of a kola nut.
Antique print, titled: 'The Prospect of St. George’s Castle at Mina.' - View of St George’s castle at Mina (Elmina). The first fort built by Europeans on the Gold Coast, the Portuguese laid the foundations of Sao Jorge da Mina in 1482. It remained the Portuguese headquarters on the coast until the Dutch conquest in 1637. Thereafter, the Dutch also built...
Antique print, titled: 'The Prospect of Little Comendo - The Prospect of the Town and Castle del Mina being at NNE about 2 miles.' - A two panel plate showing forts on the West African Gold Coast, Ghana; a) the coastline at Little Comendo and, b) the two forts; Conraedsburg and St. George’s at Elmina. Fort Coenraadsburg or Conraadsburg, also Fort Sao Jago...
Antique print, titled: 'The Dutch Fort Croevecoeur (…).' - A four panel plate showing forts on the West African Gold Coast, Ghana; a) The Dutch Fort Croevecoeur at Accra, b) The Danish Fort Christiaenburgh at Accra, c) Cape Ruygehoeck or Duyvelsbergh, d) The Prospect of the Village and Coast of Lay, the mount Redonda being at NNE. Ussher Fort is a fort in...
Antique print, titled: 'The Fort Fredricksburg formerly to ye Danes and now Fort Royal (…).' - A three panel copperplate engraving showing three forts on the West African Gold Coast, Ghana; a) The Fort Fredricksburgh formerly to ye Danes and now Fort Royal. English at Manfroe, b) The Fort Amsterdam at Cormentyn belonging to ye Hollanders, c) The Fort...
Antique print, titled: 'The Prospect of the Lands of Tabo … The Prospect of Coutrou alias Coetroe (…).' - This plate shows views of the Guinea coastline, between Tabou and Kootrou on the Ivory Coast. Some notes, two sailing ships and several canoes.
Antique print, untitled. This plate shows the Court of the King of Sestro, Liberia, Africa, published in Churchill's 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels, some now first printed from original manuscripts others now first printed in English', printed in 1744 for Henry Lintot.
Antique print, titled: 'Cape verga (…) The Islands of Tamara (…) The High Lands of Sierra Liona (…) The islands of Tota (…).' - This plate shows navigational shore profiles of the present day islands Sherbro (Serbera), Baoma etc off the coast of Sierra Leone (Liona),West Africa. Above the landfall views are engravings of sea creatures encountered in the...