ArtistEllen Kuzdro, Lancaster, PA, USA
Scale and Size
Original art scale: Not known
Original art size: 13.97 × 17.78 cm
Cropped digital art size: 20.52 × 29.99 cm at 300 DPI,
2,424 × 3,542 pixels
No use restrictions. The shaded relief is in the public domain. Space permitting on your map, please cite Ellen Kuzdro as the source.
None. The map projection is not known.
The original art, titled “Ukraine-Caucasus,” 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 for scanning before donating it to the U.S. Library of Congress, where it is permanently stored.