EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Cambridge, Massachusetts, building lots, 1840 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Plan of building lots belonging to Mrs. Washington Allston, on the estate of the late Chief Justice Dana in Cambridge, drawn and lithographed by Ephm. W. Bouve ; reduced from plan of survey by A. Wadsworth, Esq. ; with additions by Henry S. McKean. It was published ca. 1840. Scale [1:1,200]. Covers properties on Trowbridge St., Ellery St., and Dana St. between Harvard St. and Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Covers also Harvard Yard with building footprints and footpaths. 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 is a partial cadastral map showing features such as: lot numbers, dimensions, and areas of properties, selected surrounding building footprints with names of occupants, roads, and more. 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
1840
Held by
Harvard
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