The District of Maine, 1793


This 1793 map of Maine depicted lakes, rivers, and populated towns. The map was engraved in copper plates and was among the first maps of Maine published.

Osgood Carleton (1741-1816) was a key figure in the early mapping of the Eastern District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Maine. He was a land surveyor and teacher of the mathematical arts in Boston, and 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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