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(Composite Map of) Carte Generale Du Royaume De La Nouvelle Espagne depuis le Parallele de 16? jusqu'au Parallele de 38? (Latitude Nord). Dressee Sur des Observations Astronomiques et sur l'ensemble des Materiaux qui existoient a Mexico, au commencement de l'annee 1804. Par Alexandre de Humboldt. Ls. Aubert pere Scripsit. 1. and 1(bis). Dessine a Mexico par l'Auteur en 1804, perfectionne par le meme, par M.M. Friesen, Oltmanns, et Thuilier 1809. Grave par Barriere - et l'Ecriture par L. Aubert pere, a Paris (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced image of a map of Mexico, originally created by Alexander von Humboldt in 1809. The original map appears in "Atlas Geographique Et Physique Du Royaume De La Nouvelle-Espagne, Fonde Sur Des Observations Astronomiques, Des Mesures Trigonometriques Et Des Nivellemens Barometriques. Par Al. De Humboldt. Paris, Chez F. Schoell, Rue Des Fosses-Saint-Germain-L'Auxerrois, No. 29. 1811. De L'Imprimerie De J.H. Stone." The historic map layers in the Google Earth Rumsey Map Collection have been selected by David Rumsey from his large collection of historical maps, as well as some from other collections with which he collaborates. All the maps contain rich information about the past and represent a sampling of time periods, scales, and cartographic art, resulting in visual history stories that only old maps can tell. Each map has been georeferenced by Rumsey, thus creating unique digital map images that allow the old maps to appear in their correct places on the modern globe. Some of the maps fit perfectly in their modern spaces, while othersgenerally earlier period mapsreveal interesting geographical misconceptions of their time. Cultural features on the maps can be compared to the modern satellite views using the slider bars to adjust transparency. The result is an exploration of time as well as space, a marriage of historic cartographic masterpieces with innovative contemporary software tools.
Cartography Associates
Historical geography, Composite map, and Imagery and Base Maps
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