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Afrique Physique (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of a continental map of Africa titled 'Afrique Physique,' originally created by J. Migeon in 1891. The map shows the heights of peaks and depths of lakes in Africa and contains other illustrated features such as coastal islands and rivers. This map has an inset engraving of diamond fields by Fillatreau and Soudain. 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 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.
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