Welcome to this fascinating exploration of Africa’s cartography over the past 500 years. Join us as we take a tour of Africa through time, from the ancient kingdoms of Egypt and Nubia to the present day. We will be examining maps from 1554 AD to the present, tracing the changing borders and names of African tribes, kingdoms, and ethnicities.
Through this journey, we will witness the influence of European colonizers and how their interference has significantly impacted the course of African history. We will explore how the continent’s cartography has been shaped by politics, economics, and cultural exchanges throughout the centuries.
Our journey will take us across West Africa, delving into the rich history of ancient empires such as the Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. We will visit the North African regions, where the Berber and Arab tribes left an indelible mark on the region’s cartography. We will also explore the legendary region known as Negroland, which featured prominently on many maps of the past, and how its borders have changed over time.
This video aims to provide a unique perspective on Africa’s history, one that emphasizes the continent’s rich cultural heritage and the impact of European colonialism. So, sit back and join us on this journey through time as we explore the fascinating world of Africa’s cartography.