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French map of Africa from 1912? [text in comment below says 1898], originally published as "Carte Générale de l'Afrique : Voir, à leur ordre alphabétique, les cartes detaillées des divers pays" in Nouveau Larousse illustré ; dictionnaire universel encyclopédique, publié sous la direction de Claude Augé. Paris, Librairie Larousse. 1898-1904. Original scan available at

Colonial claims:

  • British possessions are in yellow
  • French possessions in pink
  • Belgian in orange
  • German in green
  • Portuguese in purple
  • Italian in striped pink
  • Spanish in striped orange
  • independent Ethiopia in brown

Note: This map is a strange mix. For example, according to the situation of the en:Belgian Congo and the en:Lado enclave, the correct period should be between november 1908 and 1910. The occupation of Libya by Italy started in 1911, and the colony was established in 1912. The map is from later, after November 1911 as you can see en:Neukamerun.


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