ArtistEllen Kuzdro, PA, USA
Creation DateNot known
Scale and SizeOriginal art scale: 1: 10,000,000
Original art size: 66 × 53.3 cm
Cropped digital art size: 62.28 × 49.26 cm at 300 DPI,
7,356 × 5,818 pixels
GeoreferencingNone. Possible projection and parameters:
Oblique Mercator projection
Center Meridian: 96W
Latitude of Origin: 35N
Map CompatibilityRelief 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 DateSeptember 2011
Additional InformationR. 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 was drawn from a USGS base map.