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A group of eight men from Boston formed the Pejepscot Proprietors land company in 1714 when they acquired Richard Wharton's land parcels including the towns now known as Brunswick, Topsham, Harpswell, and Lewiston. The Proprietors promoted settlement and sold the land at a profit for the benefit of shareholders.
This 1738 map of the area around Brunswick was commissioned by the Pejepscot Proprietors. The area is bounded on the northeast by the Androscoggin River and Merrymeeting Bay, and on the northwest by Bunganuc Creek, the former North Yarmouth town line.
This map is marked #7. Scale [1:31,680] 160 rods = 1 inch.
About This Item
- Title: "Scituate," Brunswick, 1738
- Creator: Belcher Noyes
- Creation Date: 1738
- Subject Date: 1738
- Brunswick, Cumberland County, ME
- Harpswell, Cumberland County, ME
- Topsham, Sagadahoc County, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 47 cm x 58 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 61, Map 7
- Collection: Pejepscot Proprietors papers
- Object Type: Text and Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Androscoggin River (N.H. and Me.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
- Brunswick (Me.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
- Land companies--Maine--Maps
- Land grants--Maine--Maps
- Land settlement--Maine--Maps
- Maine--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775--Maps--Early works to 1800
- Manuscript maps
- Pejepscot Company--Maps--Early works to 1800
- Real property--Maine--Maps
- Androscoggin River
- Casco Bay
- Early contact & settlement
- Fort George
- Maps, Early.
- Maps, Manuscript.
- Mere Point
- Merriconeag Neck
- Merrymeeting Bay
- Nature, geography & animals
- Pejebscot Proprietors
- Pejepscot Proprietors
- Personal writing to 1800.
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