EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Old Northwest and Great Lakes Region, 1785 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: A map of the north west parts of the United States of America, [by] John Fitch. It was published in 1785. Scale [ca. 1:3,000,000]. Covers the Old Northwest from the Great Lakes to Kentucky and the Mississippi River to the Allegany River and a portion of Lake Ontario. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the USA Contiguous Albers Equal Area Conic projection (Meters). 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, or other information associated with the principal map. This map shows features such as human settlements, forts, Native American lands, roads, drainage, proposed state boundaries, and more. Relief shown by landform drawing. Includes descriptive notes. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps of New England from the Harvard Map Collection. These maps typically portray both natural and manmade features. The selection represents a range of regions, originators, ground condition dates, scales, and purposes.
Publisher
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Year
1785
Held by
Harvard
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