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Shetland Islands, United Kingdom, Nautical Chart, 1788 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: A new hydrographical survey of the islands of Shetland : with many improvements and additions, and the sailing directions, by Captn. Thomas Preston. It was printed for Robert Sayer, chartseller No. 63 Fleet Street 1st. Jany., 1788. Scale [ca. 1:419,830]. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the European Datum 1950, Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone 30N 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 rocks, channels, points, ports, coves, islands, anchorage points, and more. Includes also selected land features such as towns and villages, drainage, selected buildings, and more. Relief shown by hachures; depths shown by soundings. Includes also profile views, navigational notes, and insets: Directions for Valey Sound -- The Isles of Feroe. 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 College Library
United Kingdom, Shetland Islands, and Scotland
Maps, Nautical charts, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Villages, Landforms, Bodies of water, Land use, Infrastructure (Economics), Transportation, Coasts, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, and oceans
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