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Africa and the Americas [sound recording] : alternative views of Columbus in the Quincentenary

Title:
Alternative views of Columbus in the Quincentenary
Author:
College Art Association of America  Search this
Physical description:
2 sound cassettes : analog, 1 7/8 ips
Type:
Sound recordings
Congresses
Place:
America
Africa
Date:
1992
Topic:
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993  Search this
Multiculturalism  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Centennial celebrations, etc  Search this
Civilization  Search this
American influences  Search this
African influences  Search this
Call number:
ptp 000104
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_466995

Historic maps of Africa collection

Extent:
78 Maps
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Place:
Africa -- Discovery and exploration
Angola
Ghana
Egypt
Cameroon
Sierra Leone
Africa -- Maps
Senegal
Gambia
Guinea
Africa -- Colonization
Africa
Africa -- Civilization
Africa, Southern
Kalabar (Nigeria)
Volta River (Ghana)
Africa, North
Africa, East -- views
Africa, West -- views
Date:
circa 1631-1973
Summary:
The Historic Maps of Africa collection includes 78 maps and dates from circa 1631 to 1973. Geographic content of individual maps varies from topographical information, boundaries of colonial territories, and ethnic groups, among other topics. While several depict the continent of Africa in its entirety, many focus on specific countries and geographic regions. There are a particularly large number of maps depicting the West African Coast.
Scope and Contents:
The Historic Maps of Africa collection consists of 78 maps, dating from circa 1631 to 1973, with the bulk created in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The maps vary in size, ranging from the smallest at 7 x 7 (7/8) inches to the largest at 40 x 30 (5/8) inches.

Geographic content of individual maps varies from topographical information, boundaries of colonial territories, and ethnic groups, among other topics. While several depict the continent of Africa in its entirety, many focus on specific countries and geographic regions. There are a particularly large number of maps depicting the West African Coast.

The majority of the maps in the collection feature color illustrations. Titles and descriptions of the maps are in several languages (Dutch, English, French, German, and others), representing the different colonial powers in control at the time. Particular maps of interest include an 1830 colored map in English titled "Africa from the Best Authorities," which illustrates the entire African continent, various ethnic groups, and the inroads made by European colonial powers; and a 1656 topographic map in French depicting the west-central coast of Africa, specifically the mountains and rivers of the region.

Digital copies of the maps are available.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in chronological order.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Citation:
Historic maps of Africa collection, EEPA 1991-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1991-001
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Historic maps of Africa collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo79c62b0c2-f66b-487f-9999-4ae80f8f7f0f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1991-001
Online Media:

The imagined sacred city : Ilé-Ifẹ̀ in the history of exploration and discovery Jacob K. Olúpọ̀nà

Author:
Olupona, Jacob K (Jacob Kẹhinde) 1951-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Oduduwa (Yoruba deity)  Search this
Bascom, William Russell 1912-1981 Travel  Search this
Church Missionary Society Missions  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Ife
Ife (Nigeria)
Benin (Kingdom)
Date:
2011
Topic:
Travelers' writings, European  Search this
Origin  Search this
Oranmiyan (Legendary character)  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Yoruba (African people)--Government relations  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Relations  Search this
Call number:
BL2470.N5 O48 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_996553

Thomas Ofcansky collection

Collector:
Ofcansky, Thomas P., 1947-  Search this
Extent:
1 Booklet (sheet music)
30 Engravings
6 Photographic prints
6 Posters
1 Drawing
2 Documents
12 Maps
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Booklets
Engravings
Photographic prints
Posters
Drawings
Documents
Maps
Letters
Pamphlets
Sheet music
Certificates
Place:
Africa -- Maps
Africa -- Colonization
Africa -- Discovery and exploration
Ethiopia
Tanzania
Sudan
Date:
1678-circa 2005
Summary:
The collection dates from 1678 to circa 2005 and consists of 58 maps, engravings, posters, original documents and photographs related to East, Central and South Africa. There is a special focus on Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Tanzania and the Sudan, and the collection's subjects include East African geography, history, political affairs and African leaders, as well as European (German, Italian, British) and American colonization, exploration and warfare in Africa.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 58 maps, engravings, particularly satirical comics, posters, original documents and photographs related to East, Central and South Africa. There is a special focus on Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Tanzania and the Sudan, and the collection's subjects include East African geography, history, political affairs and African leaders, as well as European (German, Italian, British) and American colonization, exploration and warfare in Africa. A number of engravings feature Benito Mussolini, Menelik, and the first Italian-Ethiopian War of 1895-1896. Additionally, there is a photograph of Haile Selassie. Many of the chromolithographs appeared in popular publications in England, France and the U.S., including Punch, or The London Chariviari, The London Illustrated News, The Graphic, and Le Petit Journal during the late 19th – early 20th century.

There are a few ephemeral items related to travel and transportation in Africa, including African Steamship travel tickets, menus and a Uganda railway poster. Other items are related to exploration, hunting and safaris, including original sketches and engravings of motor safari camps in East Africa.
Arrangement:
Arranged in one series by medium.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas P. Ofcansky (1947-) is a former African affairs analyst with the State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and a retired professor of political science from the University of West Virginia. In the 1990s, he developed a detailed database that tracked the suppliers and shipments of small arms to Africa (PBS/Frontline interview, February, 2002). Ofcansky is the author of numerous publications including Uganda: Tarnished Pearl of Africa (1999), Paradise Lost: A History of Game Preservation in East Africa (2002), and has co-authored numerous volumes in the Historical Dictionary of Africa series and Ethiopia: A Country Study (1993–2014).
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Genre/Form:
Engravings
Letters
Posters
Pamphlets
Sheet music
Certificates
Photographic prints
Citation:
Thomas Ofcansky Collection, EEPA 2015-012, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-012
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Thomas Ofcansky collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo713deadbc-9553-4229-834b-be9eaa3085bf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2015-012
Online Media:

Esteban the African slave who explored America Dennis Herrick

Author:
Herrick, Dennis F  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xix, 282 pages)
Type:
Biography
Electronic books
Biographies
History
Place:
America
Spain
United States
Southwestern States
Southern States
Date:
2018
16th century
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Black people  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Slavery--History  Search this
Cibola, Seven Cities of  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Slavery  Search this
HISTORY--State & Local--Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)  Search this
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Historical  Search this
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Adventurers & Explorers  Search this
SCIENCE--Earth Sciences--Geography  Search this
TRAVEL--Budget  Search this
TRAVEL--Hikes & Walks  Search this
TRAVEL--Museums, Tours, Points of Interest  Search this
TRAVEL--Parks & Campgrounds  Search this
Blacks  Search this
Discoveries in geography--Spanish  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Spanish  Search this
Call number:
E125.E8 H47 2018 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Non-linear
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153334

Mary Kingsley imperial adventuress Dea Birkett

Author:
Birkett, Dea 1958-  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 213 pages illustrations, 1 map, portraits 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Reisebericht 1893-1895
Place:
Africa, West
Great Britain
Afrique occidentale
Grande-Bretagne
West Africa
Westafrika
Date:
1992
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Women explorers  Search this
Exploratrices  Search this
Discoveries in geography--British  Search this
Reizen  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
British  Search this
Women--Travel  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
British Library not licensed to copy 0. Uk
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1155620

Quest for empire : Spanish settlement in the Southwest / Donald Cutter & Iris Engstrand

Author:
Cutter, Donald C  Search this
Engstrand, Iris Wilson  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 358 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southwest, New
California
Spain
America
Date:
1996
C1996
To 1848
To 1846
Topic:
Indians of North America--First contact with other peoples  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Colonies  Search this
Administration  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_510550

Out of our minds : reason and madness in the exploration of Central Africa : the Ad. E. Jensen lectures at the Frobenius Institut, University of Frankfurt / Johannes Fabian

Author:
Fabian, Johannes  Search this
Universität Frankfurt am Main Frobenius-Institut  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 320 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, Central
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Ethnology--Fieldwork  Search this
Ethnologists--History  Search this
First contact (Anthropology)--History  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
German  Search this
Belgian  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_600796

The Chumash world at European contact : power, trade, and feasting among complex hunter-gatherers / Lynn H. Gamble

Author:
Gamble, Lynn H  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 361 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Spain
America
Date:
2008
C2008
To 1846
Topic:
History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Indians of North America--First contact with other peoples  Search this
Colonies  Search this
Administration  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_903813

Native and Spanish new worlds : sixteenth-century entradas in the American southwest and southeast / edited by Clay Mathers, Jeffrey M. Mitchem, and Charles M. Haecker

Author:
Mathers, Clay  Search this
Mitchem, Jeffrey M  Search this
Haecker, Charles M  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 382 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southwest, New
Southern States
Spain
America
Date:
2013
C2013
16th century
Topic:
History  Search this
Indians of North America--First contact with other peoples  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Spanish  Search this
Colonies  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1009482

The Albert Nyanza, great basin of the Nile, and explorations of the Nile sources / by Samuel White Baker ; with maps, illustrations and portraits

Author:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Former owner:
Van Rensselaer, Eugen DSI  Search this
Printer:
R. Clay, Son and Taylor  Search this
Author:
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 516 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits, color maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Nile River Valley
Sudan
Albert, Lake (Congo and Uganda)
Date:
1866
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT117 .B16 1866
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767202

The Albert N'yanza : great basin of the Nile, and explorations of the Nile sources / by Samuel White Baker. With maps, illustrations and portraits

Author:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Engraver:
Jeens, Charles Henry 1827-1879  Search this
Bookseller:
John Dale & Co.  Search this
Printer:
R. Clay, Son and Taylor  Search this
Binder:
James Burn & Company  Search this
Author:
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes, [11] leaves of plates : illustrations, , portraits, maps (1 folded, colored) ; 22 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Nile River Valley
Sudan
Albert, Lake (Congo and Uganda)
Date:
1866
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767524

The lost white tribe : explorers, scientists, and the theory that changed a continent / Michael F. Robinson

Author:
Robinson, Michael F (Michael Frederick) 1966-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Africa
Date:
2016
19th century
Topic:
Ethnology--History  Search this
White people--History  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
European  Search this
Colonization  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083532

Historic Engravings collection

Extent:
154 Items (29 folders, engravings, 21 1/2 x 16 in. (54.6 x 40.6 cm.) or smaller)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Khoikhoi (African people)  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Africans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Engravings
Newspapers
Place:
Zanzibar
Nigeria
Dahomey
Africa
Tanganyika, Lake
Senegal -- Social life and customs
Benin (Kingdom)
Africa -- Maps
Africa -- Colonization
Africa -- Discovery and exploration
Zambezi River
Date:
1747-circa 1905
Summary:
The Historic Engravings collection is comprised of 154 pages of engravings, dating from 1747 to circa 1905. The engravings depict subject matter related to Africa and Africans.
Scope and Contents:
The Historic Engravings collection consists of 154 pages of engravings, dating from 1747 to circa 1905, with the bulk created in the second half of the nineteenth century. Many of the engravings were completed for publication in leading nineteenth-century newspapers, including the Illustrated London News and Harper's Weekly.

Numerous engravings depict scenes from expeditions, including the Dr. Livingstone (Central and South Africa), Baker (Central Africa), and Stanley expeditions. Topics illustrated include agriculture, ceremonies, city and town views, ships, animals, battles, domestic scenes, diamond mines, and fashions. Represented peoples include the Khoikoi, Abyssinian, Ashanti, Griquas, Khoikoi, Ndebele, and Zulu. Finally, the engravings depict such wide-ranging locations as Abyssinia, Annesley Bay, Chupanga, Dahomey, Gondokoro, Hadoda Pass, Hamhamo Spring, Keiskamma Gorge, Mount Kilimanjaro, Kongone River, Lake Tanganyika, Limpopo River, Matabili [now Zimbabwe], Morocco, Nigeria, the Red Sea, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tekonda Pass, Ujiji, Umizimkulu Waterfall, Zambesi Delta, and Zanzibar, among others.
Arrangement:
Series one and two are arranged by publisher name and filed chronologically thereafter. Series 3 is arranged alphabetically by expedition leader name, and series 4 is organized by accession number.

Series 1: Illustrated London News, 1851-1901 (51 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 9 folders)

Series 2: Harper's Weekly, 1867-1905 (19 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 4 folders)

Series 3: Expedition Leaders, Bankes to Smith, circa 1800s-circa 1904 (51 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 11 folders)

Series 4: Other/Unidentified, 1747-circa 1905 (33 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 5 folders)
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Africa -- Ethnology  Search this
Slave trade -- Africa -- History  Search this
Explorers -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Engravings
Newspapers
Citation:
Historic Engravings Collection, EEPA 2010-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2010-003
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Historic Engravings collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo718c7ae9d-e212-499f-ba6f-edc43ac6463f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2010-003
Online Media:

Native Americans and the Spanish / Therese De Angelis

Author:
DeAngelis, Therese  Search this
Physical description:
110 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
Spain
America
Date:
1997
Topic:
History  Search this
Government relations  Search this
Indians, Treatment of  Search this
Colonies  Search this
Administration  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_749245

Os africanos e o mar : conhecimento e práticas à época da chegada dos portugueses / por Maria Emília Madeira Santos

Author:
Santos, Maria Emília Madeira  Search this
Physical description:
15 p. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Portugal
Africa
Africa, Portuguese-speaking
Date:
2001
Topic:
Colonies  Search this
History  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Portuguese  Search this
Call number:
DT36.3 .S26 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_736554

The Spanish settlements within the present limits of the United States, 1513-1561 / Woodbury Lowery

Author:
Lowery, Woodbury 1853-1906  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 515 p. : map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
America
Mexico
Spain
North America
Date:
1959
Spanish colony, 1540-1810
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Spanish  Search this
History  Search this
Colonies  Search this
Call number:
E123 .L92 1959
E123.L92 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_396984

The rediscovery of Africa 1400-1900 : antique maps & rare images : a narrative history and catalogue for an exhibition of antique African maps and rare books, including the Oscar I. Norwich Collection, at the Stanford University Libraries commencing April, 2004 / William R. Jacobson

Author:
Jacobson, William R  Search this
Koch, Peter Rutledge  Search this
Stanford University Libraries  Search this
Stinehour Press  Search this
Subject:
Norwich, I Map collections  Search this
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections Map collections  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Maps
Place:
Africa
Date:
2004
Topic:
Cartography--History  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
GA1341 .J33 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_746090

Pioneiros Africanos : caravanas de carregadores na África Centro-Ocidental : entre 1850 e 1890 / Beatrix Heintze ; tradução de Marina Santos

Author:
Heintze, Beatrix  Search this
Physical description:
483 p., [48] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, Central
Date:
2004
19th century
Topic:
Caravans--History  Search this
Explorers, Black--History  Search this
Scouts (Reconnaissance)--History  Search this
Porters--History  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_901459

Avec Brazza; souvenirs de la mission de l'Ouest-africain (mars 1883-janvier 1886) par Ch. de Chavannes. Avec 12 gravures hors texte et une carte

Author:
Chavannes, Charles de 1853-  Search this
Subject:
Brazza, Pierre Savorgnan de 1852-1905  Search this
Physical description:
380 p., [6] p. of plates: ill., ports., fold. map. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, French-speaking Equatorial
Date:
1935
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
DT546 .C5 1935Y
DT546.C5 1935Y
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_395518

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