This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Low Archipelago or Paumotu Group, by the U.S. Ex. Ex., Charles Wilkes Esq. Commander 1839 ; corrected to July 1872 by the latest French charts ; R.H. Wyman, Commo. U.S.N. Hydrographer to the Bureau of Navigation. Cor. Apr. 1878, Oct. 1880, Apr. 1885. It was published by Hydrographic Office in 1885. Scale [ca. 1: 2,200,000]. Covers Archipel des Tuamotu, French Poynesia.
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, inhabited and uninhabited islands, shoreline features, inlets, islands and islets, shoals, harbors, anchorage points, tidal directions, and more. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Depths shown by soundings.
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.