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Battle of Prestonpans, Highlands of Scotland, United Kingdom, 1745 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: An exact plan of His Majesty's great roads through the Highlands of Scotland, And. Rutherfurd delin. ; C. Mosley sculp. It was published in 1745. Scale [ca. 1:300,000]. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Europe Lambert Conformal Conic 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 drainage, cities and other human settlements, roads, selected buildings, shoreline features, fortification, troop dispositions of Jacobite and the Royal Government's troops for the Battle of Prestonpans, 1745, and more. Relief shown pictorially. Includes inset: Plan of the Battle of Preston fought 21 Sept. 1745. The inset is oriented with south at the top and the entire inset map, including text, is at right angles to the main map. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps from the Harvard Map Collection. These maps typically portray both natural and manmade features. The selection represents a range of originators, ground condition dates, scales, and map purposes.
Publisher
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Year
1745
Held by
Harvard
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