This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Map of Mount Desert Island, Maine, compiled by Waldron Bates, Edward L. Rand and Herbert Jaques. It was published in 1896 by Geo. W. Stadley Co. Scale 1:40,000.
The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to Universal Transverse Mercator projection (UTM Zone 19N, meters, NAD 83). 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, drainage, villages, landforms, and more. Relief shown by contours and spot heights. "Topography and hydrography adapted from the map of Mount Desert Island issued by tte United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, June 1882; Nomenclature, revised and corrected, adapted from the map dated June, 1893, compiled for the flora of Mount Desert Island."
This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps of New England 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, scales, and map purposes.