ArtistEllen Kuzdro, PA, USA
Scale and Size
Original art scale: 1:36,617,000
Original art size: Not known. Scanned from a 10 x 8" film transparency.
Cropped digital art size: 61.26 × 34.13 cm at 300 DPI,
7,236 × 4,013 pixels
No use restrictions. The shaded relief is in the public domain. Space permitting on your map, please cite Ellen Kuzdro as the source.
Azimuthal Equidistant Projection
Central Meridian: 120W
Latitude of origin: 90N
Relief art modified by Tom Patterson to register with 1:10 million Natural Earth coastline and drainage vectors: www.naturalearthdata.com
The relief download includes a Natural Earth coast shape file with embedded projection 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 the film transparency of this relief to the U.S. Library of Congress, where it is permanently stored along with other Donnelley relief art. The location of the original relief art is not known.