This layer is a georeferenced raster image of an historic regional map of Nothern Africa from 1840. The original map was engraved by J. &amp; C. Walker and published by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. 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 was scanned and georeferenced by the Stanford University Geospatial Center using a Transverse Mercator projection. This map is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps of Africa held at Stanford University Libraries. 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. J. & C. Walker and Stanford Geospatial Center. (2013). Ancient Africa or Libya, Part I (western section) (Raster Image). Stanford Digital Repository. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/pr438gp8328. This layer is presented in the WGS84 coordinate system for web display purposes. Downloadable data are provided in native coordinate system or projection.