Map of the District of Maine, 1815

Contributed by Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education


Moses Greenleaf created and dedicated this map to the legislature of Massachusetts in 1815. The bottom right stated this map was made from the "latest and best authorities." County lines were hand colored yellow and towns, land ownerships, and roads were printed in black. William B. Annin carved the copper plates for this map and Cummings & Hilliard published this map in Boston in 1815.

Moses Greenleaf (1777-1834) was a pioneer mapmaker of Maine. He was the first person to show accuracy when depicting inner lakes and rivers of Maine. Greenleaf was an advocate for Maine's separation from Massachusetts and produced maps to show Maine's natural features along with state statistics to show Maine could survive as a state.

Maine's border later extended north to the St. John's river.

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About This Item

  • Title: Map of the District of Maine, 1815
  • Creator: Greenleaf, Moses
  • Creation Date: 1815
  • Subject Date: 1815
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on Paper
  • Local Code: 112.0001
  • Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education
University of Southern Maine, Glickman Library, PO Box 9300, Portland, ME 04014
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