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Kolkata, India, 1832 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Map of the city and environs of Calcutta : constructed chiefly from Major Schalch's map and from Captain Prinsep's surveys of the suburbs with the latest improvements and topographic details by J. B. Tassin. It was published by J.B. Tassin in 1832. Scale [ca. 1:21,450]. Covers Kolkata and a portion of Haora, India. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the 'WGS 1984 UTM Zone 45N' 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, canals, built-up areas and selected buildings, brick buildings, fortification, ground cover, parks, gardens, cemeteries, rice fields, and more. Includes list of references and legend. 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
India, Kolkata, and Haora
Maps, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Land use, Landforms, Infrastructure (Economics), Transportation, Bodies of water, and imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
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