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Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1854 (Image 1 of 2) (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Map of the city of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, by H.F. Walling, civil engineer ; engraved on stone by Friend Aub. It was published by Geo. L. Dix in 1854. Scale 1:6,000. This layer is image 1 of 2 total images, representing the eastern portion of the two sheet source map. 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 roads, railroads, drainage, selected public buildings (schools, university buildings, churches, etc.), selected property lots, building footprints, and names of property owners, selected businesses and industries, cemeteries, city ward boundaries, and more. Includes views of local buildings in margins. 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.
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
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