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Samoa and American Samoa, 1889 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Samoan Islands or Navigator Islands, by the U.S. Ex. Ex. Charles Wilkes Esq. commander 1839; corrected to Aug. 1871; R.H. Wyman Capt. U.S.N. Hydrographer to the Bureau of Navigation; eng. by Sherman Smith N.Y. It was published by the Hydrographic Office in 1889. Ed. of March 1889. Scale [ca. 1:45,000,000]. 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, and more. Relief is shown by hachures and spot heights. Depths are shown by soundings. Includes inset of Sand Island. 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
Samoa and American Samoa
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