EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

New York, N.Y. and vicinity, 1777 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: The country twenty five miles round New York, drawn by a gentleman from that city ; J. Barber, sculp., Holborn Hill. It was published by ... W. Hawkes (successor to T. Kitchin), No. 59, Holborn Hill, 1st January, 1777. Scale [ca. 1:220,000]. Covers the Metropolitan New York region. 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 roads, drainage, cities and towns, battle sites, fortifications, points of military interests, and more. Relief is shown pictorially. Shows radial distances from New York. Includes notes on military battles, "Chronological table of the most interesting occurrences since the commencement of hostilities in North America," distance table, and statistics of population and troops in lower margin. 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.
Publisher
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Year
1777
Held by
Harvard
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