EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Cape Town, South Africa, 1770 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Plan de la ville du Cap de Bonne Esperance et environs, par M.B.C.T. en Decembre 1770 ; Croisey sc. It was published in 1770. Scale [ca. 1:24,360]. Covers Cape Town, South Africa. Map in French. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the 'WGS 1984 UTM 34S' 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, built-up areas and selected buildings, fortification, ground cover, and more. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. 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.
Publisher
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Year
1770
Held by
Harvard
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