This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Colton's city county map of New-York. It was published by G.W. and C.B. Colton in 1867. Scale [ca. 1:20,000]. Covers Manhattan and surrounding 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, selected public buildings, parks, city wards, and more. Relief is shown by hachures. Depths are shown by soundings.
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.