This paper is an essay review in which various features of the 1963 edition of the geologic map of Africa are critically evaluated. Omission of faults, examples of drawing errors, new and unusual interpretations, and examples of reduction based on outmoded data are among the points discussed and in conclusion it is noted that 'the limitations set upon the map's usefulness by these mistakes and interpretations are considerable and worrying to students of African geology, especially as the map will have to stand for a number of years.'

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