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Bay of Bengal Region, ca. 1708 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Sinus Gangeticus : vulgo golfo de Bengala nova descriptio. It was published by Typis G. Valk, et P. Schenk, ca. 1708. Scale [ca. 1:5,000,000]. Covers the Bay of Bengal region. Map in Latin. 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, territorial boundaries, shoreline features, and more. Relief shown pictorialy, depths by soundings. 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
Bengal, Bay of, Bangladesh, Burma, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand
Maps, Nautical charts, Coasts, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Villages, Landforms, Bodies of water, Transportation, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, oceans, and transportation
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