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(Composite of) The World on Mercator's projection. Drawn under the direction of Mr. Pinkerton by L. Hebert. Neele sculpt. 352 Strand. London: published 1812, by Cadell & Davies, Strand & Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, Paternoster Row (Raster Image)

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Description:
This layer is a georeferenced image of a map of the world, originally created by J. Pinkerton in 1812. The original map appears in "A modern atlas, from the latest and best authorities, exhibiting the various divisions of the world, with its chief empires, kingdoms and states, in sixty maps, carefully reduced from the largest and most authentic sources. Directed and superintended by John Pinkerton, author of Modern geography, &c. London: Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street; for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, Paternoster Row. 1815." 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.
Publisher:
Cartography Associates
Place(s):
Earth (Planet)
Subject(s):
Historical geography, Composite map, and Imagery and Base Maps
Year:
1812
Held by:
Stanford
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