United States–Townsend


Kenneth Townsend, PA, USA

Creation Date


Scale and Size

Original art scale: 1:10,767,400
Original art size: 80 × 54.6 cm
Published map scale: 1:7,500,000
Cropped digital art size: 55.37 × 42.36 cm at 300 DPI,
6,540 × 5,003 pixels

Terms of Use

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


Albers Equal-Area Conic Projection
Standard Parallel 29.5N and 45.5N
Central meridian: 96W
Latitude of projection origin: 23N
NAD27 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

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.
The original art had reliefs of Alaska, Hawaii, and the contiguous US on the same board, which were scanned separately and georeferenced. For the related reliefs, see Alaska (Townsend) and Hawaii (Townsend).
Stacks Image 2924



48.2 MB
GeoTIFF with World file and coast shape file