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Africa, 1797 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Charte von Africa, nach astronomischen Beobachtungen, auch alten und neuen Nachrichten, ingleichen den Charten von Sayer, Rennel, Arrowsmit u.a.m. neu entworfen von F.L. G├╝ssefeld. It was published by bey den Homannischen Erben in 1797. Scale [ca. 1:20,050,000]. Covers Africa and a small portion of Europe and the Middle East. Map in German. 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, territorial boundaries, roads, shoreline features, and more. Relief shown by hachures. 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.
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
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