Latin America (Schutzler)
ArtistHerwig G. Schutzler, Lancaster, PA, USA
Scale and SizeOriginal art scale: 1:24,853,150
Original art size: 40.64 × 38.1 cm
Cropped digital art size: 49.25 × 53.39 cm at 300 DPI,
5,817 × 6,306 pixels
GeoreferencingLambert Azimuthal Equal-Area Projection
Central Meridian: 60W
Origin Latitude: 10S
Map CompatibilityRelief art modified by Tom Patterson to register with 1:50 million Natural Earth vectors: www.naturalearthdata.com
The relief download includes a Natural Earth coast shape file with embedded projection information.
Release DateApril 2010
Additional InformationOriginal art created for R. R. Donnelley and Sons Cartographic Services, publisher 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 shadedreliefarchive.com to scan before donating it to the U.S. Library of Congress, where it is permanently stored.
Base map for shaded relief: Bolshoi Atlas, South America plate, page unknown