Brunswick area map, 1718
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This is a very early map of the area around Brunswick, commissioned by the Pejepscot Company and entitled "Brunswick in the late Province of Mayne in New England, Jan. 28, 1718."
The area of land depicted in this map is now mostly in Bath, with the southern tip remaining in Brunswick.
Scale [1:7920] 40 perch = 1 inch. The note attached later to this map says, "The word 'Ac-que-ha-don-go-nock' should probably be written 'Ug-hi-a-du-ag-qan-ock' which is compounded of Ug-hi-a-du, - it finishes Ag-wan-smoked fish with Ock- the customary terminal syllable denoting place. Thus the meaning will be 'Smoking Fish Point.'"
The Pejepscot Company was formed at a time when the Massachusetts General Court was encouraging settlement and the laying out of townships in the "eastern country," which included the Province of Maine.
The Pejepscot Company laid out Brunswick, Topsham, Lewiston and Harpswell.
- Title: Brunswick area map, 1718
- Creator: Heath, Joseph
- Creation Date: 1718-01-28
- Subject Date: 1718-01-28
- Town: Brunswick
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: ink on paper, col.
- Dimensions (cm): 47 x 61
- Local Code: Coll. 61 Map #53
- Collection: Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick papers
- Object Type: Text and Image
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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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Brunswick (Me.)--Maps, manuscript--Early works to 1800
Bath (Me.)--Maps, manuscript--Early works to 1800
Maine--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775--Maps, manuscript--Early works to 1800
Pejepscot Company--Maps, manuscript--Early works to 1800
Early contact & settlement
Indians of North America
Indians, Native American sites, Maps
Nature, geography & animals
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