This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Carte nouvelle de la mer du Sud : dressee par ordre des principaux directeurs tiree des memoires les plus recents et des relations des navigateurs les plus modernes, tant de France, que d'Espagne l'on ya joint, diverses remarques curieuses par raport aux decouvertes des graduations des manierres du pais que de la navigation. It was published by Donne au public, par And. Henry de Leth ... sur le Pont de la Bourse au Pescheur ca. 1740. Scale [ca. 1:30,000,000]. Covers the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and the Americas, with parts of Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa. This layer is image 2 of 2 total images of the two sheet source map representing the eastern portion of the map. Text in French, Dutch, and Latin.
The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to a non-standard 'Mercator' projection with the central meridian at 172.66600 degrees west. 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.
Note: The central meridian of this map is not the same as the Prime Meridian and may wrap the International Date Line or overlap itself when displayed in GIS software.
This map shows features such as drainage, cities and other human settlements, territorial boundaries, shoreline features, and more. Relief is shown pictorially. Includes historical and cultural notes, view of "Fort au Cap de Bonne Esperance," and other ill. Insets: Vera-cruz -- Baye de Rio Janeiro -- La Havane ... -- Le Detroit de Gibaltar -- La ville de Mexico -- Istme de Panama ou de Darien -- Baye de Porto Bello.
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.