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Coast of Maine and Kennebec River, Nautical Chart, 1776 (Image 2 of 2) (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the untitled, historic nautical chart: [A chart of the coast from Musketo Island westward to Cape Elizabeth] (sheet originally published in 1776). The map is [sheet 28] from the Atlantic Neptune atlas Vol. 3 : Charts of the coast and harbors of New England, from surveys taken by Samuel Holland and published by J.F.W. Des Barres, 1781. Scale [ca. 1:130,000]. This layer is image 2 of 2 total images of the two sheet source map, representing the northern portion of the map. Covers the coast of Maine from Cape Elizabeth to Mosquito Island. The image is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the 'World Mercator' (WGS 84) projected coordinate system. All map collar information is also available as part of the raster image, including any inset maps, profiles, statistical tables, directories, text, illustrations, or other information associated with the principal map. This map shows coastal features such as harbors, inlets, rocks, channels, points, coves, shoals, islands, and more. Includes also selected land features such as cities and towns, buildings, and roads. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps from The Harvard Map Collection. The entire Atlantic Neptune atlas Vol. 3 : Charts of the coast and harbors of New England has been scanned and georeferenced as part of this selection.
Publisher
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Year
1776
Held by
Harvard
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