This is a map of Africa during the 1910s, hand-drawn at a young age by the great-grandfather of Reddit user u/zherper.
The continent’s border lines differ greatly from today’s Africa, especially in the western, eastern, and southern parts. The vast lands that comprise these sections are now divided into several countries in the present day.
Additionally, the countries’ names and spellings reflected in the map were the ones used at the time. For instance, South West Africa is today’s Namibia, German East Africa is now Tanzania, Abyssinia that is Ethiopia today, and the Belgian Kongo being the former name of the present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo.
These books give a glimpse of the rich African history:
- History of Africa
- Ancient Africa: A Captivating Guide to Ancient African Civilizations
- The African Lookbook: A Visual History of 100 Years of African Women
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