EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

World Map Showing Routes of Exploration and Discovery, 1853 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Planisphere : elementaire et illustre indiquant la description geographique des parties connues de la terre, l'epoque des grandes decouvertes des navigateurs les colonies Europeennes, les principaux parcours des paquebots, l'epoque des departs, la duree du trajet, c[a]., dresee par Vuillemin, geographie ; grave par Langevin. It was published by Fatout in 1853. Scale [ca. 1:50,000,000]. Map in French. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the the 'World Mercator' projection. 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, shoreline features, and more. Shows voyage routes of exploration and discovery. Relief shown pictorially and by spot heights. Includes historical notes, explanations, and ill. of sea vessels and scenes of exploration. Includes insets at lower margin: Costumes des differentes races qui peuplent la terre -- [Chart of Mt. heights in Europe] -- Hauteur des principales montagnes du monde -- [Chart of Mt. heights in Asia] -- Tableau faisant voir que le Planisphere n'est que le developpement figure du globe sur une surface plane -- Longueurs sources et embouchures des principaux fleuves du monde -- Costumes des differentes races qui peuplent la terre. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps from the Harvard Map Collection and the Harvard University Library as part of the Open Collections Program at Harvard University project: Organizing Our World: Sponsored Exploration and Scientific Discovery in the Modern Age. Maps selected for the project correspond to various expeditions and represent a range of regions, originators, ground condition dates, scales, and purposes.
Publisher
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Year
1853
Held by
Harvard
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