NYU Spatial Data Repository

Africa, 1802 (Raster Image)

Description:
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Africa. It was published by A. Arrowsmith, Rathbone Place, Nov. 1, 1802. Scale [ca. 1:6,500,000]. Covers also Cape Verde Islands and Madagascar. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the 'Africa Sinusoidal' projection. 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, territorial boundaries, shoreline features, and more. Relief is shown by hachures. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps from the Harvard Map Collection and the Harvard University Library as part of the Open Collections Program at Harvard University project: Organizing Our World: Sponsored Exploration and Scientific Discovery in the Modern Age. Maps selected for the project correspond to various expeditions and represent a range of regions, originators, ground condition dates, scales, and purposes.
Place(s):
Africa
Subject(s):
Maps, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Landforms, Bodies of water, and Imagery and Base Maps
Format(s):
GeoTIFF
Year(s):
1802
Held by:
Harvard
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