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West Central Africa, ca. 1690 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Effigies ampli Regni auriferi Guineae in Africa siti, extensum inde ad insulis Atlanticis, vulgo dictis, de Cabo Verde : ad flumen Benin, us[que], ad cujus ripam sita est Regia urbs et magna Benin, at[que] inde ad promontorium Lopi Gonsalvi, delineata per S. Rovelascum, et politioribus lineamentis figurata per Lodovicum Texeram, protocosmographum Regis Hispaniarum ; Baptista Doetechomius sculpsit ; Carolus Allardt excudit. It was published by Carolus Allardt ca. 1690. Scale [ca. 1:8,000,000]. Covers portions of West and Central Africa. Map in Latin and Portuguese. 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 drainage, cities and other human settlements, shoreline features, and more. Includes also illustrations and text. 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
1690
Held by
Harvard
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