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Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, 1817 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Chart of Boston Harbour : surveyed in 1817, by Alexr. S. Wadsworth ; by order of Come. William Bainbridge, to whom it is most respectfully inscribed ; Allen Gaw, sc. Scale [1:18,000]. It was published by John Melish in 1819. Covers Boston Harbor, Massachusetts and adjacent lands. 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 nautical chart shows coastal features such as rocks, channels, points, coves, islands, and more. Depths are shown by soundings and shading. It also shows land features such as roads, drainage, selected buidings, and more. Relief is shown by hachures. 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.
Massachusetts, Boston Harbor, Boston Bay, Boston, Winthrop, Chelsea, Quincy, Hingham, Hull, and Weymouth
Maps, Nautical charts, Harbors, Coasts, Bodies of water, Imagery and Base Maps, and oceans
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