EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Sahara Desert, Northwest Africa, 1862 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Itineraires suivis par les voyages Francais et autres qui ont penetre dans le Sahara, grave chez Erhard. It was published by Imp-Janson in 1862. Scale 1:20,000,000. Map in French. Covers portions of the Sahara Desert, Northwest Africa. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the 'World Polyconic' 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, roads, expedition routes, and more. Includes index of exploration routes. 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
Africa, North, Africa, West, and Sahara
Maps, Deserts, Travel, Discovery and exploration, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Landforms, Bodies of water, and imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
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