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South America, 1838 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Carte de l'Amerique Meridionale, dressee par Alcide d'Orbigny d'apres ses itineraires sur parties qu'il a parcourues servant a l'intelligence de son voyage et de ses observations sur l'homme americain ; grave sur pierre par L. Bouffard ; lith de Lemercier Benard et Cie. It was published by Pitois-Levrault et Cie Libraire in 1838. Scale [ca. 1:15,000,000]. Covers South America. Map in French. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to a non-standard 'World Sinusoidal' projection with the central meridian at 57.662770 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. This map shows features such as drainage, roads, cities and other human settlements, cultural territories, selected land and sea exploration routes, shoreline features, and more. Relief shown by hachures. Includes inset: Bolivia d'apres la carte Lapie (1829). 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.
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
South America
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