Click on BANNER-MAP or BLOG MAPS below, to sample metadata and zoom image detail Map details   

Click on BANNER-MAP or BLOG MAPS below, to sample metadata and zoom image detail Map details   

Click on BANNER-MAP or BLOG MAPS below, to sample metadata and zoom image detail Map details   

Click on BANNER-MAP or BLOG MAPS below, to sample metadata and zoom image detail Map details   

Click on BANNER-MAP or BLOG MAPS below, to sample metadata and zoom image detail Map details   

Click on BANNER-MAP or BLOG MAPS below, to sample metadata and zoom image detail Map details   

Click on BANNER-MAP or BLOG MAPS below, to sample metadata and zoom image detail Map details   

Click on BANNER-MAP or BLOG MAPS below, to sample metadata and zoom image detail Map details   

The Afriterra Mission

The Afriterra Library embraces a non-profit mission to access, preserve, and apply the cartographic record of Africa, enabling broader interpretation and transformative education.

 

The needs of education are rooted in the principles of Focus and Visualization. Our method is cartography, and our commitment stands on deep content and broad access. This remedy is achieved by cataloging, digitizing, and displaying more than 5,000 of the rarest historical maps focused on Africa. The content spans over 500 years, covering all regions and scales, in 8 different languages, by 3000 unique creators. This platform efficiently delivers at once a thorough archive from multiple primary sources previously scattered and sequestered throughout the world.

What we call ‘the world’ …is not given as self-evident from the outset. It is apprehended…in an ongoing ‘crisis’ of spatial consciousness.

– E. Cassirer

Blog Stories

Contribution to Smithsonian Institution`s NMAAHC

Afriterra is pleased to be a contributor to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. We have provided digital images of some of our maps for use...

Niger Was Always There

The recent attention given to American activities in the North African country of Niger has prompted us to highlight the land, the people, and the importance of this remote desert...

Zimbabwe Lives On

November 2017 brings another chapter in the long legacy of Zimbabwe.  Suddenly the military took control of the nation but said President Robert Mugabe, in power since 1980, was safe....