EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

New York Bay and Harbor, 1776 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Chart of the entrance of Hudson's River, from Sandy Hook to New York : with the banks, depths of water, sailing-marks, ca. It was printed for Robt. Sayer John Bennett, sea chart map-sellers ... 1st June 1776. Scale [ca. 1:70,000]. 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 coastal features such as lighthouses, rocks, channels, points, coves, islands, and more. Depths shown by soundings and shading. Relief shown by hachures. Includes notes. 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, New York Harbor, Upper Bay, Lower Bay, New Jersey, Sandy Hook Bay, and Raritan Bay
Maps, Nautical charts, Harbors, Hydrography, Rivers, Bodies of water, Transportation, Human settlements, Landforms, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, inlandWaters, and oceans
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