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Route of the Albatross, Pacific Islands, 1903 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: "Albatross" Tropical Pacific Expedition. It was published by Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology in 1903. Scale [ca. 1:22,500,000]. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the non-standard 'World Plate Carree' projection with the central meridian at 180 degrees west 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. Shows the route of the U.S. Fish Commission steamer "Albatross," made by Alexander Agassiz from August 1899, to March 1900. 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
1903
Held by
Harvard
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