A free online source with an extensive collection of historical maps digitized in high resolution. Includes a very sophisticated search function.
Check out e.g. the period 1810 - 1840 for some great maps without borders but features like "Southern Zahara", "Mountains of the Moon" or "Unknown Regions".
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This article from the online literary magazine The Smart Set is, according to William Miles, a foretaste of Chilson’s current research and writing project, We Never Knew Exactly Where: Stories from a Borderland in Africa.
Set in the borderland of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, both “Romancing the Archivist” and “The Border” (also published in this magazine) personalize the dubious quest of trying to pinpoint actual boundary lines from within an erstwhile single colonial entity.
See also the review article written by William Miles available from the ABORNE website\'s Bibliography section.
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