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Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, ca. 1865 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the untitled, historic paper map: Map of Washington D.C. and vicinity. It was published ca. 1865. Scale approximately 1:253,000.The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the North American Datum 1983, Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone 18N projected coordinate system. 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, railroads, drainage, cities and other human settlements, selected buildings with names of property owners, fortification, and more. Relief shown by hachures.This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps from the Harvard Map Collection. These maps typically portray both natural and manmade features. The selection represents a range of originators, ground condition dates, scales, and map purposes.
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard Library
District of Columbia, Virginia, Washington (D.C.), and Virginia, Northern
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