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: '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: '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: '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: 'Sefale.' - A view of Sefale (identified in the text as Zofala, presently known as Nova Sofala, in the Sofala province of Mozambique).
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.