Afriterra Maps Catalog

Welcome to the Afriterra Foundation Online Catalog, documenting the early maps of Africa.

This site serves as both a gateway for discovery and a forum for sharing. You, the user community, serve as consumer and collaborator: interpreting, expanding, correcting, and connecting these rare images and data.

This database currently contains more than 2000 maps focused on Africa, more than 1600 high-resolution digitized images, and over 1100 unique Creators (a Creator or Contributor is a person or organization that contributed to the creation and/or publication of a map). Each Map is related to one or more Creators according to categories: Cartographers, Engravers, Publishers, and Other.

The primary objective of this effort is open access and we rely on your feedback to provide this service. Data entry is still a work in progress, and we invite all users to participate by providing any missing data and/or notifying us of errors. Please choose a level of engagement that will help move this effort forward: