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Strait of Gibraltar, 1761 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Carte du détroit de Gibraltar, dressee au depost de cartes et plans de la marine pour le service des vaisseaux du roy par ordre de M. le Duc de Choiseuil, Ministre de la Guerre et de la Marine; par le S. Bellin Ingeniuer de la Marine et du Depost des Plans, Censeur Royal, de l'Academie de Marine, et de la Societé Royale de Londres. It was published by Minstre de la guerre et de la marine in 1761. Scale [ca 1:2,000]. Covers the Strait of Gibraltar region, including coasts of Gibraltar, Morocco, and Spain. Map in French. 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 drainage, cities and other human settlements, territorial boundaries, shoreline features (including anchorage points), and more. Relief shown pictorially, depths by soundings. Includes also insets: Plan de Gibraltar [with index] -- Tables de marées qui regnent dans le détroit. 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.
Publisher
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Year
1761
Held by
Harvard
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