NYU Spatial Data Repository

Boston and vicinity, Massachusetts, 1853 (Raster Image)

Description:
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: Map of the city and vicinity of Boston, Massachusetts, by J.C. Sidney, c.e. It was published by J.B. Shields in 1853. Scale [1:39,600]. 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, residences with selected names of property owners, business and industry locations (e.g. stores, mills, factories, etc.), cemeteries, town boundaries and more. Relief is shown by hachures. It includes views: Faneuil Hall -- State House in Boston. 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.
Place(s):
Massachusetts, Boston, Bedford, Burlington, Woburn, Reading, Wakefield, Lynnfield, Peabody, Marblehead, Salem, Swampscott, Lynn, Nahant, Saugus, Melrose, Stoneham, Winchester, Lexington, Lincoln, Wellesley, Weston, Waltham, Newton, Watertown, Belmont, Arlington, Medford, Malden, Revere, Winthrop, Chelsea, Everett, Somerville, Cambridge, Brookline, Needham, Dover, Westwood, Dedham, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth, Hingham, Hull, and Braintree
Subject(s):
Maps, Landowners, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Villages, Land use, and Infrastructure (Economics)
Format(s):
GeoTIFF
Year(s):
1853
Held by:
Harvard
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