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Switzerland, 1799 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Carte de la partie la plus élevée de la Suisse : dessinée en perspective du nord au midi : d'après le plan en relief et les mesures du General Pfyffer, reduites sous son inspection à 150 tois de France par ligne, par Joseph Clausner, graveur à Zoug. It was published by Chr. de Mechel in 1799. Scale [ca. 1:146,175]. Covers a portion the central Switzerland (Zentralschweiz) region. Map in French. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Europe Lambert Conformal Conic 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, villages, and other human settlements, roads, and more. Relief shown by hachures. Includes also a profile of the most important mountains with their altitudes. 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
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