EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

South America, 1755 (Image 1 of 3) (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: South America : performed under the patronage of Louis Duke of Orleans, First Prince of the Blood by the Sieur d'Anville ; improved by Mr. Bolton for Mr. Postlethwayt's Dictionary of commerce ; Tho. Kitchin, sculpt. It was published by J. and P. Knapton in 1775. Scale [ca. 1:6,336,000]. This layer is image 1 of 3 total images of the 3 sheet source map, representing the southern portion of the map.The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the World Mercator 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, shoreline features, and more. Relief shown pictorially. Includes also notes about explorers, inhabitants and geography.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 Library
South America
Maps, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Villages, Landforms, Bodies of water, and imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
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