Relief shown by contours, gradient tints, and spot heights on some maps. Depths shown by contours and gradient tints on some maps.
German, English, French, and Portuguese.
Later sheets edited by U. Freitag and others.
Set consists of 4 groups: Series N : North Africa (Tunisia, Algeria) -- Series W : West Africa (Nigeria, Cameroon) -- Series E : East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania) -- Series S : South Africa (Mozambique, Swaziland, Republic of South Africa).
Each group consists of 16 sheets: 1. Topography -- 2. Geomorphology -- 3. Geology -- 4. Pedology -- 5. Geography of climates -- 6. Hydrogeography -- 7. Vegetation geography -- 8. Population geography -- 9. Settlement geography -- 10. Ethnography/linguistics -- 11. Agricultural geography -- 12. Economic geography -- 13. Transportation geography -- 14. Medical geography (scanned) -- 15. Historical geography -- 16. Historical geography of settlement.
Series N and W do not include sheet 16.
"No monographs will be published to sheets N1, W1, E1, and S1."
Each of sheets N5a, W5a, E5a, and S5a includes 4 ancillary maps at 1:2,000,000.
Sheets N7a and E7a are legend sheets.
Some sheets include index map, diagram showing relative reliability, and diagram showing source of base maps.
Index map and index to sheets on verso of some sheets.
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