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Africa, 1700 (Raster Image)

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Date:
201202
Description:

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: L'Afrique, dressée sur les observations de Mrs. de l'Académie royale des sciences et quelques autres, et sur les mémoires les plus récens, par G. De L'Isle. It was published by chez l'autheur, rue des Canettes prez St. Sulpice in 1700. Scale [ca. 1:21,250,000]. Covers Africa and portions of Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. 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 and routes, territorial boundaries, shoreline features, and more. Relief shown pictorially. Includes 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 Library

Harvard Geospatial Library

Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library

L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726.

ESRI ArcGIS 9.3

Source:
JP2 Map Image
Georeferenced Raster Data
Paper Map
L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726.
chez l'autheur, rue des Canettes prez St. Sulpice
L'Afrique, dressée sur les observations de Mrs. de l'Académie royale des sciences et quelques autres, et sur les mémoires les plus récens
Spatial:
Africa
136.264908
53.059878
-47.801774
-83.671687
Coverage:
1700
Dc Rights:
For educational, non-commercial use only.
Edm Type:
cartographic
Format:
JPEG2000
Raster
Pixel
Has Type:
map
Identifier:
G8220_1700_L5
Publisher:
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Harvard Library
Harvard Geospatial Library
Type:
map
Agg Provider:
Harvard University Library