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Cuba 1775 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced image three engraved (1775) nautical charts of Cuba joined together. The 3 atlas maps "The coast of Yucatan from Campeche to Bahia del Ascension; with the west end of Cuba," "The Island of Cuba with part of the Bahama Banks & the Martyrs," and "The Windward Passage with several passages," appear in 'The West-India Atlas: Or, A Compendious Description Of The West - Indies: Illustrated With Forty One Correct Charts And Maps, Taken From Actual Surveys. Together With An Historical Account Of The Several Countries And Islands Which Compose That Part Of The World'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
Cuba, West Indies, Bahamas, Florida Keys (Fla.), and Dominican Republic
Historical geography, Atlas map, and Imagery and Base Maps
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