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Africa, 1785 (Image 2 of 2) (Raster Image)

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Date:
201202
Description:

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: L'Afrique, revüe, corrigée et publiée par M. Moithey, ingénieur géographe du Roi. It was published by chez Crepy, rüe St. Jacques à Saint Pierre, près la rue de la parcheminerie in 1785. Scale [ca. 1:14,500,000]. This layer is image 2 of 2 total images of the two sheet source map, representing the eastern portion of the map. Covers Africa and small portions of southern Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Map in French. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Africa Sinusoidal 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, roads, territorial boundaries, shoreline features, and more. Relief shown pictorially. Includes also text and notes.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.

Historic paper maps can provide an excellent view of the changes that have occurred in the cultural and physical landscape. The wide range of information provided on these maps make them useful in the study of historic geography, and urban and rural land use change. As this map has been georeferenced, it can be used in a GIS as a source or background layer in conjunction with other GIS data.

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Provenance:

Harvard College Library

Harvard Geospatial Library

Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library

Moithey, Maurille Antoine, 1732-ca. 1810.

Crépy (Firm)

ESRI ArcGIS 9.3.1

Source:
JP2 Map Image
Georeferenced Raster Data
Paper Map
Moithey, Maurille Antoine, 1732-ca. 1810.
Crépy (Firm)
chez Crepy, rüe St. Jacques à Saint Pierre, près la rue de la parcheminerie
L'Afrique
Spatial:
Africa
129.301224
53.016479
-53.634908
9.414992
Coverage:
1785
Dc Rights:
For educational, non-commercial use only.
Edm Type:
cartographic
Format:
JPEG2000
Raster
Pixel
Has Type:
map
Identifier:
G8200_1785_M6_SH2
Publisher:
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Harvard University Information Technology
Harvard Geospatial Library
Type:
map
Agg Provider:
Harvard University Library