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Manhattan, New York, N.Y., ca. 1883 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Map of the city of New York : with street directory showing house-numbers, hotels, churches, banks, theatres, ferries, house-car, steam and elevated R.R'ds, c. It was published by M. Dripps ca. 1883. Scale [ca. 1:12,670]. Covers Manhattan below 61st St. and portions of Brooklyn and Queens. 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, drainage, selected public buildings, parks, wharves, ferry lines, city wards, and more. Depths shown by soundings. Includes directories of streets and places of interest, table of dimensions of the East River Bridge, and horse car routes. 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, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens
Maps, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Land use, Landforms, Infrastructure (Economics), Transportation, Bodies of water, and imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
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