This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Topographical map of the city and county of New-York and the adjacent country : with views in the border of the principal buildings and interesting scenery of the island, engraved printed by S. Stiles Co. It was published by Sherman Smith in 1845. Scale [ca. 1:16,000]. Covers Manhattan and adjacent portions of Brooklyn and New Jersey. This layer is image 1 of 3 total images of the three sheet source map, representing the southern portion of the map.
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 topography, ground cover, roads, drainage, selected public buildings, forts, city wards, squares, parks, and more. Relief is shown by hachures. Includes inset views: Broadway from the park -- Nieuw Amsterdam, 1659.
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.