I've searched "European names for Africa" "What did Europeans call Africa in the 1800's" "Historical names for Africa" and I'm getting absolutely nothing.
1. By "Europe", I mean the continent and more specifically, France/Italy
2. I'm thinking of a term that might be used by either the more dramatic types or someone trying to make it *seem* more dramatic.
(Dark Continent would work if it weren't so VERY 19th century and Kipling-esque :>)
Hope that helps!