This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: A new general chart of the West Indies : from the latest marine journals and surveys, regulated and ascertained by astronomical observations. It was printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett in 1779-1782. Scale [ca. 1:4,375,000]. This layer is image 1 of 2 total images of the 2 sheet source map, representing the western portion of the map. Covers the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea Region including parts of southern United States, Mexico, Central America, West Indies, and northern South America.The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the World Mercator projected coordinate system. All map collar and inset information is also available as part of the raster image, including any inset maps, profiles, statistical tables, directories, text, illustrations, index maps, legends, or other information associated with the principal map. This map shows features such as drainage, cities and other human settlements, shoreline features (rocks, channels, points, ports, inlets, islands, shoals, etc.), and more. Relief shown pictorially. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps from the Harvard Map Collection. These maps typically portray both natural and manmade features. The selection represents a range of originators, ground condition dates, scales, and map purposes.