EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Havana, Cuba, 1785 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Plano de la ciudad y puerto de la Havana, por Don Tomas Lopez, Geografo de los Dominios de S.M. It was published by Don Tomas Lopez in 1785. Scale [ca. 1:12,500]. Map in Spanish. Covers a portion of Havana, Cuba and harbor. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the 'NAD 1927 Cuba Norte' 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, drainage, built-up areas and selected buildings, fortifications, ground cover, and more. Relief is shown by shading and pictorially; depths shown by soundings. Includes index and descriptive 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.
Publisher
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Year
1785
Held by
Harvard
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