EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Washington, D.C., 1795 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Plan of the city of Washington, in the territory of Columbia, ceded by the States of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America, and by them established as the seat of their government after the year 1800, J. Russell, sculpt., Constitu'n Row, Grays Inn Road. It was published in 1795. Scale [ca 1:19,800]. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Maryland State Plane Coordinate System Meters NAD83 (Fipszone 1900). 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, block numbers and proposed government buildings, drainage, and more. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Includes "Remarks" and coat-of-arms. 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
1795
Held by
Harvard
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