United States–Harrison


Richard Edes Harrison, USA

Creation Date

1969. Relief published in The National Atlas of the United States of America, 1970, by the USGS.

Scale and Size

Original art scale and size: Not known
Published map scale: 1:7,500,000
Cropped digital art size: 62.85 × 40.28 cm at 300 DPI,
7,423 × 4,758 pixels

Terms of Use

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


Albers Equal-Area Conic Projection
Standard Parallel 29.5N and 45.5N
Central meridian: 96W
Latitude of projection origin: 23N
NAD83 Datum

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

April 2010

Additional Information

Tom Patterson obtained a continuous tone photographic print of the shaded relief from the USGS in 1987. The photographic print contained the conterminous United States and insets of Alaska and Hawaii. The whereabouts of original relief plate is not known. According to the USGS, it might be in a warehouse in northern Virginia along with other uncatalogued materials from the Atlas of the United States of America project. Note: a colorized rendition of Harrison’s monochromatic original relief appeared in the Atlas of the United States of America. The colors were derived photo mechanically.
Stacks Image 2876



15.2 MB
GeoTIFF with World file and coast shape file