The re-telling of Roots on the History Channel this summer reminds us to read more of Alex Haley’s Pulitzer Prize winning book from 1976, and beckons us to visualize West Africa’s place in history. Our current online exhibit allows multiple pan and zoom views involving 30 of the rarest maps from 1500-1900 depicting the original Gambia River in the early Mandinka land over a period of 400 years.
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 »
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
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 »