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Manhattan, New York, N.Y., 1817 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Plan of the city of New-York : the greater part from actual survey made expressly for the purpose (the rest from authentic documents), by Thos. H. Poppleton, city surveyor ; P. Maverick sc.. It was published by Prior Dunning in 1817. Scale [ca. 1:7,300]. Covers Manhattan below 31st St. 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, city wards, ferry lines, wharves, house numbers, selected places of interest, and houses with family names in less developed part of city. Includes key to places of interest. 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, New York, and Manhattan
Maps, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Land use, Landforms, Infrastructure (Economics), Transportation, Bodies of water, and imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
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