NYU Spatial Data Repository

(Composite of) (Cary's New Map of England And Wales, With Part Of Scotland) (Raster Image)

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Description:
This layer is a georeferenced image of a map of England, Wales, and part of Scotland created in 1794. The original map appears in "Cary's New Map of England And Wales, With Part Of Scotland. On Which Are Carefully Laid Down All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads, the Course of the Rivers And Navigable Canals ... Delineated from Actual Surveys: and materially assisted From Authentic Documents Liberally supplied by the Right Honourable the Post Masters General. London: Published Jun 11th 1794 by J. Cary, Engraver & Map-seller, No. 181 Strand." The historic map layers in the Google Earth Rumsey Map Collection have been selected by David Rumsey from his large collection of historical maps, as well as some from other collections with which he collaborates. All the maps contain rich information about the past and represent a sampling of time periods, scales, and cartographic art, resulting in visual history stories that only old maps can tell. Each map has been georeferenced by Rumsey, thus creating unique digital map images that allow the old maps to appear in their correct places on the modern globe. Some of the maps fit perfectly in their modern spaces, while othersgenerally earlier period mapsreveal interesting geographical misconceptions of their time. Cultural features on the maps can be compared to the modern satellite views using the slider bars to adjust transparency. The result is an exploration of time as well as space, a marriage of historic cartographic masterpieces with innovative contemporary software tools.
Publisher:
Cartography Associates
Place(s):
England, Wales, and Scotland
Subject(s):
Historical geography, Composite map, and Imagery and Base Maps
Format(s):
GeoTIFF
Year(s):
1794
Held by:
Stanford
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