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Norwich (Oscar I.) collection of maps of Africa
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  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Biography
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights
  • Access

  • Language of Material: Multiple languages
    Contributing Institution: David Rumsey Map Center
    Title: Oscar I. Norwich collection of map of Africa and its islands
    source: Norwich, Rose
    source: Norwich, I.
    Identifier/Call Number: NORWICH
    Physical Description: 316 item(s) : 316 maps
    Date (inclusive): 1486 - circa 1865
    Abstract: The collection contains 316 maps of Africa and its islands collected by Oscar I. Norwich.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection contains 316 maps of Africa and its islands collected by Oscar I. Norwich, and include maps of Southern Africa; sea charts; the Cape of Good Hope; North, East, and West Africa; islands, ports, and town plans.
    The majority of the maps are loose items, but a certain number are from rare, published atlases; a few were published in travel books.

    Biography

    Dr. I. Norwich of Johannesburg, South Africa, collected maps, both printed and manuscript, for more than thirty-five years.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased in part with the support of the William R. & Yvonne E. Jacobson Africana Collections Program, 2002.

    Preferred Citation

    Image from the Dr. Oscar I. Norwich collection of maps of Africa and its islands, 1486 – ca. 1865 courtesy Stanford Libraries.

    Publication Rights

    These items are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. If you have questions, please contact the David Rumsey Map Center at rumseymapcenter@stanford.edu.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. All maps have been digitized and are available here: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4719997

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Africa -- History -- 19th century.
    Africa -- History -- 17th century.
    Africa -- History -- 18th century.
    Africa -- History -- 16th century.
    Norwich, Rose
    Norwich, I.