Malawi Tourism Map Illustration Project
Malawi Tourism Map Illustration: A personal project.
Many years ago I found a map framed and fixed onto a veranda wall of the house we were living in. A bit of the glass had broken and about a third of the map had been damaged. Over the years the rest of the glass broke off and the whole map was lost.
The map provided illustrations of wildlife, vegetation and activities in the different parts of Nyasaland Protectorate, now Malawi.
I thought of trying to remake this tourism map, to a certain extent, because it would be near impossible to find an exact replica. I needed something my kids could read and gain knowledge about their country. So with the help of Google Maps and Wikipedia, I started putting my map together. I soon realised I didn’t have the time and energy to make anything close to a near replica. I replaced the illustrations with narratives of places.
Below are some snapshots of the map.