EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Washington, D.C., 1884 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Topographical map of the District of Columbia and a portion of Virginia, compiled under the direction of Major G.J. Lydecker, Corps of Engineers, Engineer Commissioner D.C., by Captain F.V. Greene, Corps of Engineers ; drawn by W.T.O. Bruff. It was published in 1884. Scale [1:15,840]. 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, railroads, drainage, selected public buildings, selected private residences and names of landowners, built-up areas, parks, and more. Relief shown by contours. Depths shown by soundings. Includes source materials note. 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
District of Columbia, Virginia, Alexandria, Arlington, and Washington (D.C.)
Maps, Maps, Topographic, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Land use, Real property, Landowners, Landforms, Infrastructure (Economics), Transportation, Bodies of water, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, and planningCadastre
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