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Africa 1839 (Raster Image)

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This layer is a georeferenced raster image of a continental map of Africa from 1839. Created by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, this map was highly influential due to the accuracy of information. This map was georeferenced using a Sinusoidal 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, or other information associated with the principal map. This map is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps of Africa from the Oscar I. Norwich Collection at Stanford University.This historic paper map provides an historical perspective of the cultural and physical landscape during this time period. The wide range of information provided on these maps make them useful in the study of historic geography. As this map has been georeferenced, it also can be used as a background layer in conjunction with other GIS data.
Stanford Digital Repository
Historical geography, Maps, Landforms, Bodies of water, and Imagery and Base Maps
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This work is in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use.
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