"Plan of a tract of land lying 15 English miles on each side of Kennebeck River," 1751

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


John North's survey along the Kennebec River was the official basis for the Plymouth Company's 18th century claim to lands fifteen miles inland on either side of the Kennebec River. Formerly known as Map #263, it widely known as the North Map, named after its lead surveyor. Additional contributors included Samuel Goodwin, surveyor; Jonathan Rand, Jr., Adam Richardson, John Tufts and John Malone, chainmen.

The map is nearly 9' long and 4' wide. The names of individual settler-colonialists, land holders, and place names appear throughout, finely written by hand. Due to its usually large size, the second digital file divides the map into a grid. Use the grid to determine an area of interest, and select a detail image for optimum readability. The detail images are in sequential order.

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  • Title: "Plan of a tract of land lying 15 English miles on each side of Kennebeck River," 1751
  • Creator: North John
  • Creation Date: 1751
  • Subject Date: 1751
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 272 cm x 119 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 60, Map ROS 1
  • Collection: Plymouth Company (1749-1816) records
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
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