NYU Spatial Data Repository

Coasts, Atlantic Ocean, ca. 1659 (Raster Image)

Description:
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: West-Indische paskaert : waer in de graden der breedde over weder zyden vande middellyn wassende soo vergroten dat die geproportioneert syn tegen hunne nevenstaende graden der lengde. Vertoonende behalve EuropWest-Indische paskaertaes zuydelijcste alle de Zeekusten van Africa en America begrepen in 't Octroy bij de H.M.H. State Generael der vereenichde Nederl., verleent aende Generale West Indische Compagnie. Mitsgaders die van Peru en Chili inde groote Zuyd Zee. It was published by by Hendrick Doncker, in de Nieubrugsteeg ca. Ao. 1659 Scale approximately 1:15,000,000. Map in Dutch.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. Includes also shows rhumb lines, compass roses, and illustrations. 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.
Place(s):
Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Africa, North America, South America, and West Indies
Subject(s):
Maps, Nautical charts, Coasts, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Villages, and Landforms
Format(s):
GeoTIFF
Year(s):
1659
Held by:
Harvard
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