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Phoenix Islands, Kiribati, 1891 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Chart of Phoenix Group, by the U.S. Ex. Ex. 1840.41; corrections and additions by the U.S.S. Narraganset Comdr. R.W. Meade, U.S.N. in 1872 ; corrected August 1872 at the Hydrographic Office, Washington D.C. ; R.H. Wyman, Commo. U.S.N. Hydrographer to the Bureau of Navigation. Extensive corr. Mar. 1891. It was published by the United States Hydrographic Office in 1891. Scale [ca. 1:790,000]. Covers Phoenix 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 shoreline features such as drainage, direction and strength of currents, inlets, islands and islets, and more. Relief shown by spot heights. Includes note on corrections and sources below lower left margin. 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
Kiribati and Phoenix Islands
Maps, Nautical charts, Islands, Coral reefs and islands, Landforms, Bodies of water, and imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
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