This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic manuscript, paper map entitled: Map of West Roxbury : from official records, private plans and actual surveys by H. W. Hopkins, C.E. It was created ca. 1875. Scale [1:4,800].
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, index maps, legends, or other information associated with the principal map.
This map shows features such as roads, railroads, drainage, selected public buildings, cemeteries, industry locations (e.g. mills, factories, mines, etc.), selected private buildings with names of property owners, property lot boundaries, town boundaries, city wards, and more. Includes also pencil manuscript annotations added at later date.
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.