This historic map of Africa takes you back to 1909, a time when the continent was barely known in the Western world. The only way to get to places like Abyssinia (Ethiopia), the Congo Free State (Democratic Republic of Congo), and Bechuanaland Protectorate (Botswana) was to take a long sea voyage, then travel many kilometers by rail. National Geographic was among the first to bring this amazing land to the world, and this incredible map provides a time capsule into these early days of African exploration.