EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

East Boston, Massachusetts, 1880 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Plan of East Boston, [by] W. Davis, city surveyor ; George F. Loring, draughtsman. It was published in 1880. Covers East Boston and parts of Boston proper and Chelsea. Scale [1:4,800]. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Massachusetts State Plane Coordinate System, Mainland Zone (in Feet) (Fipszone 2001). 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, or other information associated with the principal map. This map shows features such as existing and proposed streets, railroads, drainage, Harbor Commissioners' lines, selected public buildings, businesses and industries, schools, churches, parks, cemeteries, wharves, the contemporary and historic (circa 1630) East Boston shoreline and more. Relief is shown by contours. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps of Massachusetts from the Harvard Map Collection. These maps typically portray both natural and manmade features. The selection represents a range of regions, originators, ground condition dates (1755-1922), scales, and purposes. The digitized selection includes maps of: the state, Massachusetts counties, town surveys, coastal features, real property, parks, cemeteries, railroads, roads, public works projects, etc.
Publisher
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Year
1880
Held by
Harvard
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