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Coasts, Bay of Bengal South Asia Region, 1742 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Carte marine, depuis Suratte jusqu'au detroit de Malaca : les plans de l'Entrée de Goa du port de Merguy et du port de Negrailles y sont exactement marques ; avec les routes que ce R. P. a fait dans ces mers en diferens temps, et les sondes des costes et ports qu'il a reconnus ; avec Privilege du Roy, dressée par le R. P. Tachard de la Compagnie de Jesus. It was published by Chez I. B. Nolin, Géographer du Roy in 1701. Scale [ca. 1:5,100,000]. Covers the Bay of Bengal region and the southern coast of Asia from Surat, India to the Gulf of Thailand, including Sri Lanka, Maldives, and a portion of Indonesia. Map in French. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the World Miller Cylindrical 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, shoals, anchorage points, and more. Includes also selected land features such as towns and villages, drainage, and more. Shows also voyage routes of Guy Tachard. Includes also three insets: Plan de L'entrée de Goa -- Plan du port de Negrailles -- Entrée du port de Mergui. 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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