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Proposed Canal Route, New York, 1811 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Map of the western part of the state of New York : shewing the route of a proposed canal from Lake Erie to Hudson's river, compiled by John H. Eddy, from the best authorities ; engraved by P. Maverick, Newark. It was published in 1811. Scale [1:950,400]. Covers also a portion of the Province of Ontario, Canada. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone 18N NAD83 projection. 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 features such as canals, roads, drainage, cities and towns, counties, and more. Relief is shown by hachures. Includes: Profile of levels on the route of the [Erie] canal. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps from The Harvard Map Collection as part of the Imaging the Urban Environment project. Maps selected for this project represent major urban areas and cities of the world, at various time periods. These maps typically portray both natural and manmade features at a large scale. The selection represents a range of regions, originators, ground condition dates, scales, and purposes.
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
New York, Erie Canal, Canada, and Ontario
Maps, Canals, Hydrography, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Land use, Landforms, Infrastructure (Economics), Transportation, Bodies of water, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, transportation, and inlandWaters
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