This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Map of the city of Portsmouth, N.H., from original surveys under the direction of H.F. Walling. It was published in 1850 by C.W. Brewster. Scale 1:3,960. Covers Portsmouth, New Hampshire, including Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and portion of Kittery, Maine.
The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the New Hampshire State Plane Coordinate System (Feet) (FIPS 2800). 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, school districts, selected buildings labeled with owners' names, wharves, cemeteries, and more. Includes inset: Sketch of Portsmouth Harbor from the best authorities. Scale [ca. 1:80,000]. Also includes note on population in 1840 and 1850 and two inset views: River view of Portsmouth from Freeman's point -- Portsmouth Navy Yard from Central Wharf.
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.