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


Afriterra Exhibit: “Before Mandela: The Cartographic View of South Africa, 1513-1918”

I want to start this Afriterra blog talking about the week in which Afriterra Foundation will open its doors and welcome anyone to see our exhibits. As our founder and Executive Director, Dr. Gerald Rizzo, states: “Afriterra embraces a non-profit mission to gather and preserve the cartographic record of Africa, enabling a broader interpretation of the land and its history.”


Afriterra Enters the Blogosphere

The Afriterra staff are proud to join the community of bloggers who contribute to the global conversation about history, heritage, art, and other topics related to our mission. We will use this blog platform to communicate our plans and activities, publish our research, and share our thoughts on noteworthy events and announcements from the world of cartography. Most of all,… Read more »