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Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, 1832 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Chart of Narraganset Bay : surveyed in 1832 by Capt. Alex. S. Wadsworth ... [et al.] of the U.S. Navy, by order of the Honr. Levi Woodbury, secretary of the Navy. It was published by the U.S. Navy ca. 1832. Scale [1:24,000]. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Rhode Island State Plane Coordinate System (NAD 1983 in Feet) (FIPS 3800). All map collar and inset information is also available as part of the raster image, including any inset maps, profiles, statistical tables, directories, text, illustrations, index maps, legends, or other information associated with the principal map. This map shows coastal features such as lighthouses, buoys, beacons, rocks, channels, points, coves, islands, bottom soil types, wharves, and more. Includes also selected land features such as roads, drainage, land cover, selected buildings, towns, and more. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Includes notes. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps of New England from the Harvard Map Collection. These maps typically portray both natural and manmade features. The selection represents a range of regions, originators, ground condition dates, scales, and map purposes.
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Rhode Island, Narragansett Bay, Bristol, and Newport
Maps, Nautical charts, Coasts, Bodies of water, Harbors, Hydrography, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Landforms, Infrastructure (Economics), Transportation, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, and oceans
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