EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Washington, D.C., 1839 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Map of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia : established as the permanent seat of the government of the United States of America, W.J. Stone sc. Wash'n. It was published ca. 1839. Scale [ca. 1:12,250]. 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, drainage, block numbers, wards, selected government buildings, and more. Relief is shown by hachures. Includes indexed table of "References." 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
1839
Held by
Harvard
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