Regional maps that show the division between different parts of Africa are common with this category of map art. These maps are able to show more detail than continental maps, such as different types of terrain and bodies of water, as well as towns. Works such as '1561 Map of West Africa' by Girolamo Ruscelli are typical of African regional maps.
Maps of Africa are some of the most beautifully executed examples of map art available today. These geographic images are parts of history that can never be replaced and continue to spark the imagination and exploratory soul that have made humankind into what they are today.