District of Maine map, 1796

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District of Maine map, 1796

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Description

While a number of early maps of Maine show coastline with reasonable accuracy, their representation of the central interior and northern regions were left blank or included imaginary mountains and bodies of water. Surveyors had not explored these regions, and Maine's northern border was not set until 1842.

Amos Doolittle engraved this map in 1796 and author Matthew Carey included the plate in his Carey's American Pocket Atlas.

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About This Item

  • Title: District of Maine map, 1796
  • Creator: Doolittle, Amos
  • Creation Date: 1796
  • Subject Date: 1796
  • State: MA, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 11 cm x 6 cm
  • Local Code: Map FF 326
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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