Not known

Creation Date


Scale and Size

Original art scale: 1: 980,675
Original art size: 64.8 × 53.3 cm
Cropped digital art size: 59.59 × 52.97cm at 300 DPI,
7,038 × 6,256 pixels

Terms of Use

No use restrictions. The shaded relief is in the public domain.


None. The projection is not known.

Map Compatibility

Relief art modified by Tom Patterson to register with 1:10 million Natural Earth vectors: www.naturalearthdata.com
The relief download includes a Natural Earth coast shape file with embedded projection information.

Release Date

September 2011

Additional Information

R. R. Donnelley and Sons Cartographic Services commissioned the creation of this shaded relief under the supervision of Herwig G. Schutzler. The Cartographic Services unit at R.R. Donnelley is now defunct. Upon going out of business, Donnelley transferred ownership of the relief art to GeoSystems Global Corporation, which later became MapQuest, owned by AOL. When MapQuest sold off their custom cartography unit, GeoNova, a successor company, became the new owners of the relief. GeoNova has since failed. Herwig G. Schutzler then donated this relief to the U.S. Library of Congress, where it is permanently stored along with other Donnelley relief art.
This relief is a photo print obtained from the USGS with possible modifications by RR Donnelley.
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