EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Manhattan, New York, N.Y., 1857 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: New York city map. It was published by J. Miller ca. 1857. Scale not given. Covers Manhattan below 131st St. and adjacent portions of Queens, Brooklyn, Jersey City, and Hoboken. 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, railroads, ferry lines, drainage, parks, city wards, fire districts, wharves, selected public buildings, and more. Shows also radial distances from City Hall. Relief is shown by hachures. Includes indexes. 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
1857
Held by
Harvard
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