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Athens, Greece, 1837 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: [Plan topographique d'Athènes et de ses environs dressé au 20,000ieme = Topographia ton Athenon kai ton perichoron autes 'Ichnographetheisa 'epi tò 20,000mórion, par Ferdinand Aldenhoven; gravé sur pierre par A. Forster = hypò Pherdinandou Allenchoven; kai lithocharachtheisa hypò A. Phorster]. It was published by A. Forster (Lithographie royale) in 1837. Scale 1:20,000. Map in French and Greek. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Greek Geodetic Reference System (also called the Greek Grid). 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, selected buildings, historic sites and points of interest, ground cover, and more. Relief shown by hachures. Includes indexes and insets: [Acropolis ill. of buildings] -- [Attica]. 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
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