Euratlas-Info 25:
November 2008

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Where are the Magi?
Here is a map of the British Isles made in 1688 by Pierre Duval d'Abbeville (1618-1683),
nephew of Nicolas Sanson and himself Geographer of the King. This document is special because it shows the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms of the Heptarchy (about 600-800 A.D.) simultaneously with the main 18th. century towns.

Îles britanniques 1688
England has been added in the Europe Photos section. You can see some pictures of Bath, Stonehenge, Avebury, Salisbury, Chester (the Roman Deva), Oxford and the English countryside. We have added, of course, the statues of Boudica, Cromwell, Lord Nelson and two foreigners having had strong ties with this country: Richard Lionheart and Mahatma Gandhi.
We are still improving the Euratlas Georeferenced Historical Vector Data and the licences for 5 centuries are already available in the Euratlas Shop. Thus, you will find here the licences for the years 2000, 1900, 1800, 1700, 1600 and 1500. The 15 remaining centuries will be added progressively and the same data will be available in French too.
There are 2 kinds of licences: simple or non-commercial and extended or commercial. Please read carefully which rights are granted by each kind of licence.
Each Euratlas Georeferenced Historical Vector Data set consists of 6 layers provided in Latin-1 and in UTF-8: autonomous peoples, cities, dioceses,
sovereign_countries, holder_countries and provinces. There are also physical layers, without names: rivers, fuzzy_borders, and seas. The mountains are common for all the centuries: 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 3500 meters contour lines. Several Layer Descriptors (SLD) are included for the rivers, countries, dioceses, provinces, seas and mountains. If you purchase a licence in 2008 you will be entitled to receive free updates until November 30, 2009.

All holders of the previous Historical Vector Maps of Europe licence are entitled to a discount of 50 euros per purchased map for each Georeferenced  Data simple licence of the same century. Please, write us and we will tell you exactly the discount you are entitled to and send you the purchase coupon code.
Euratlas SIG 1600

Euratlas SIG 1800

Mr Thomas Höckmann has improved the English version of his atlas of Germany 1789. Now, in Germany 1789 Interactive, you will find 40 maps of Germany at the end of the 18th century with direct links to the relevant information about the territories in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, English version.
Germany 1789 Interactive

ITALY 2009
Here is, for Euratlas-Info members only, an A4 color printable map of Italy with regions and provinces, valid from 2009 on. This map is provided in English, Italian and French and a blank version adapted for school tests is also available.

Italie 2009
In 2009, a new vector version of the Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe will be issued with more details and extended zooming possibilities and all existing customers will benefit of an upgrade price. Check the upcoming issue of Euratlas-Info

Best regards and Happy End of Year

Euratlas - C. Nüssli, November 2008
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