EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Manhattan, New York, N.Y., 1844 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Map of the city of New York with the adjacent cities of Brooklyn and Jersey City, and the village of Williamsburg, drawn engraved by Story Atwood. It was published by H. Phelps in 1844. Scale [ca. 1:14,000]. Covers Manhattan below 32nd St. and portions of Brooklyn and Jersey City. 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, fire districts, selected public buildings, ferry lines, wharves, radial distances from City Hall, and more. Includes insets: Jersey City -- Northern part of New York island. 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
1844
Held by
Harvard
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