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Cambridge, England, 1574 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper view entitled: Cantebrigia : opulentissimi Angliae Regni urbs celeberrimi nominis ab Academiae conditore Cantabro cognominata a granta fluuio vicino cairgrant saxonib Grauntecestre et Grantebrige iam olim nuncupata. It was published by George Braun Franz Hogenberg in 1584. Scale [ca. 1:3,600]. Covers Cambridge, England. Map in Latin and English. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the British National Grid coordinate system (British National Grid, Airy Spheroid OSGB (1936) Datum). 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 pictorially, ground cover, and more. Relief shown pictorially. Includes index. 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
United Kingdom and Cambridge
Maps, Aerial view, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Land use, Landforms, Infrastructure (Economics), Transportation, Bodies of water, and imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
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