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Historical Items

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Item 7489

Nova Anglia, Novum Belgium et Virginia, ca. 1642

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1642 Media: Map, ink on paper

Item 7492

Novi Belgii: Novaeque Angliae Nec Non partis Virginiae, ca. 1655

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1655 Media: Map, ink on paper

Item 104782

The District of Main, 1793

Contributed by: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Date: 1793 Media: Engraving

Online Exhibits

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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

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Settling along the Androscoggin and Kennebec

The Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick was a land company formed in 1714 and it set out to settle lands along the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers in Maine.

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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Maps

All the other maps were built on the base map. Farmington Base Map Farmington Agricultural Sites Farmington Cemeteries Farmington Cultural Interest…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundry - Further Reading

Edelson, S. Max. The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundry - Themed Slideshows

The manuscripts, maps, and other materials held within these collections, originally created as a record of the business activities of merchant owned…

My Maine Stories

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My career as a wildlife biologist
by Ron Joseph

Rural Maine provided the foundation of a rewarding career as a wildlife biologist.

Story

The Equal Freedom to Marry
by Mary L Bonauto

Marriage Equality, Maine, and the U.S. Supreme Court

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima