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Guide to the Oscar I. Norwich Collection of Maps of Africa and Its Islands, 1486 - ca. 1865
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Oscar I. Norwich collection of map of Africa and its islands,
    Date: 1486 - ca. 1865
    Collection number: Various (see below)
    Collector: Norwich, Oscar I. Norwich, Rose
    Extent: 316 maps
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: The collection contains 316 maps of Africa and its islands collected by Oscar I. Norwich.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    Norwich Collection of Maps of Africa and Its Islands. Various (see below). Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

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


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

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Norwich, I.
    Norwich, Rose
    Africa -- History--16th century.
    Africa -- History--17th century.
    Africa -- History--18th century.
    Africa -- History--19th century.