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Inca Empire, South America, 1873 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Ttahuantin-Suyu, or, the empire of the Yncas (except Quito and Chile) : in its four great divisions of Chincha-Suyu, Cunti-Suyu, Anti-Suyu, Colla-Suyu : with their tribes and ayllus or lineages, also the routes of the Ynca conquerors by Clements R. Markham ; Trel. Saunders Geogr. It was published for the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1873. Scale [ca. 1:3,000,000]. Covers the territory of the former Inca Empire, South America. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to 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, Inca territories, routes of conquerors, shoreline features, and more. Relief shown by shading and hachures. Inset: An enlarged map of the cradle of the Ynca race. 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, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru
Maps, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Landforms, Bodies of water, Incas, Conquerors, Discovery and exploration, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, and society
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