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A chart of the Indian Ocean improved from the chart of M. d'Apres de Mannevillette; with the addition of a part of the Pacific Ocean, as well as of the original tracks of the principal discoverers or other navigators to India and China; and in which it has been attempted to give a chronological indication of the successive discoveries (Raster Image)

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This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map of the Indian Ocean. The original map was originally created by Louis Delarochette and published in 1803. This map shows the entire continent of Africa. Additional areas displayed in this map include: the Pacific Ocean, Australia, and part of Asia. The features illustrated on this map includes: lakes, coastal islands, gulfs, seas. There are 2 inset maps titled, North East Monsoon, South West Monsoon. 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. The map was georeferenced by the Stanford Geospatial Center using a Mercator projection. This map is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps of Africa held at Stanford University LibrariesThis 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.
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Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Australia, and New Zealand
Oceans, Discovery and exploration, Imagery and Base Maps, and Imagery and Base Maps
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