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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1750 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: A map of Philadelphia and parts adjacent : with a perspective view of the State-House, by N. Scull and G. Heap. Facsimile of a 1750 map republished by Benj. R. Boggs in 1893. Scale [ca. 1:65,000]. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Pennsylvania South State Plane Coordinate System NAD83 (in Feet) (Fipszone 3702). 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, selected rural buildings with occupants' names, and more. Relief is shown pictorially. Includes text, distance table, ill., and ground-level view of the Statehouse (later Independence Hall). Facsimile of state showing estate of Wm. Allen near Germantown with his name added to the "Table of distances". 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
Pennsylvania and Philadelphia
Maps, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Land use, Landforms, Infrastructure (Economics), Transportation, Bodies of water, Buildings, Landowners, and imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
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