Can Afriterra holdings contribute to the visualization of Ebola virus?

I heard the news of a woman that died on 31 March 2016 by the virus Ebola in Liberia. This news, sent out on April 1, 2016, brings a renewed concern about outbreaks in the countries of West Africa. Liberia was declared “free” of the terrible Ebola virus since January 2016 by the World Health Organization (WHO). I’m very sorry… Read more »

Afriterra Map Featured by The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently featured one of our maps in an article on their website, titled “The Path They Trod: An Avenue of Mango Trees on the Loango Coast.”

What can old maps from Afriterra teach us today?

About ten days ago, I was in Europe, and news from all over Africa were coming to me. Africa is a continent in rapid transition with a fantastic legacy for all human kind, and the environment. In this period, the price of an oil barrel is below 28 USD and many African country-economies, depending on oil revenues, are suffering. What… Read more »

Maps on Exhibit during Geography Awareness Week

Afriterra presents an historical map exhibit sponsored by The United Nations International Map Year. Geography Awareness Week, Nov. 15-21, 2015, 11am—7pm Afriterra Library, 400 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA The Afriterra Library embraces its non-profit mission to gather and preserve the cartographic record of Africa, enabling a broader interpretation of the land, culture, and history of the great continent. This current… Read more »

2015 Symposium of the International Map Collector’s Society (IMCoS)

I’m attending the 2015 Symposium of the International Map Collector’s Society (IMCoS) in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference is a medium to get rare maps collectors together from different parts of the world and walks of life, but with one objective in mind: preserve their cultural artifacts