The District of Main, 1793

Contributed by Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education


Osgood Carleton (1741-1816) was the key figure in the early mapping of the Eastern District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Maine. A land surveyor and teacher of the mathematical arts in Boston, he compiled existing manuscript maps and plans into maps of the district for books on U.S. geography and Maine history, in 1793 and 1795 respectively. These were the first printed maps of Maine.

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  • Title: The District of Main, 1793
  • Creator: Osgood Carleton
  • Creation Date: 1793
  • Subject Date: 1793
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Engraving
  • Dimensions: 27 cm x 21 cm
  • Local Code: 2056 (SM-1795-17)
  • Collection: Smith 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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