Virgo GIS

Africa 19th Century (Raster Image)

Thius layer is a georeferenced image of an historic continental map of Africa created by Adolf Gräf, and published by the Georgraphisches Institut in the 19th century. Due to the discoveries noted on the map, it was probably published between 1867-1881. 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 Sinusoidal projection. This map is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps of Africa from the Oscar I. Norwich Collection at Stanford University.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.
Stanford Digital Repository
Discoveries in geography, Historical geography, Landforms, Bodies of water, Imagery and Base Maps
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