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Newport, Rhode Island, 1777 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: A plan of the town of Newport in Rhode Island, surveyed by Charles Blaskowitz. It was published in 1777 by Willm. Faden. Scale [ca. 1:6,000]. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Rhode Island State Plane Coordinate System (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, or other information associated with the principal map. This map shows features such as roads, buildings, wharves, American Revolution military defenses and structures, drainage, and more. Relief shown by hachures. Indexed for points of interest. 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 and Newport
United States History Revolution, 1775-1783, Fortification, Maps, Human settlements, Land use, Infrastructure (Economics), Transportation, Bodies of water, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, and militaryIntelligence
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