China and the Far East


Dorothy Nelson, USA

Creation Date


Scale and Size

Original art scale: 1:24,150,000
Original art size: 22.86 × 35.56 cm
Cropped digital art size: 45.21 × 36.16 cm at 300 DPI,
5,340 × 4,271 pixels

Terms of Use

No use restrictions. The shaded relief is in the public domain. Space permitting on your map, please cite Dorothy Nelson as the source.


None. The map projection could not be determined. A note on the art claims that it is in the Lambert Azimuthal Equal-Area projection. The relief download contains a scanned base map that registers to the relief. This could help in identifying the map projection.

Release Date

July 2010

Additional Information

Original art created for R. R. Donnelley and Sons Cartographic Services, published by Addison-Wesley, title not known. R. R. Donnelley and Sons Cartographic Services, now defunct, retained use rights and ownership of the art. Upon going out of business, Donnelley transferred ownership of the relief to GeoSystems Global Corporation, which later became MapQuest, owned by AOL. When MapQuest sold off their custom cartography unit, GeoNova, a successor company, obtained ownership of the shaded relief. GeoNova has since failed. GeoNova notified Herwig G. Schutzler of their intent to dispose of the shaded relief, which he rescued. Schutzler generously lent the original art to for scanning before donating it to the U.S. Library of Congress, where it is permanently stored.
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