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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, 1891 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Galapagos Islands : showing exploration of the U.S. Fish Commission steamer "Albatross" Lieut-Comdr. Z. L. Tanner U.S.N. Comdg. February to April 1891. It was printed for the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 1892. Scale [ca. 1:1,400,000]. Covers Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the '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 shoreline features, islands and islets, bays, harbors, inlets, points, rocks, bottom types, and more. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Depths shown by soundings. Includes note on legend and source. 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
Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
Maps, Nautical charts, Islands, Coral reefs and islands, Landforms, Bodies of water, and imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
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