This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Gilbert Islands or Kingsmill Group, by the U.S. Ex. Ex., Charles Wilkins esq., commander, 1841; corrected May 1876 at the Hydrographic Office, Washington, D.C.; R.H. Wyman Commo. U.S.N. Hydrographer to the Bureau of Navigation. It was published by the Hydrographic Office in 1887. Scale [ca. 1:725,000]. Covers the Gilbert Islands, Kiribati.
The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the 'Mercator' 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, human settlements, shoreline features, islands and islets, bays, harbors, inlets, points, rocks, and more. Depths shown by soundings. Includes note.
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.