EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

London, England, 1749 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: To Martin Folkes esq.r, president of the Royal Society : this plan of the cities of London and Westminster and borough of Southwark, with the contiguous buildings is humbly inscribed, by his most humble servants John Pine and John Tinney ; Isaac Basire [ ] R.W. Seale engraved the plan letters. It was published by John Pine : John Tinney, print and map sellar in May 20th, 1749. Scale [ca. 1:15,000]. 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, selected buildings, parks, ground cover, docks, and more. Relief is shown by hachures. 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
1749
Held by
Harvard
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