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Keywords: North America -- Maps -- Early works to 1800

Historical Items

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Item 104604

New Map of English America, 1677

Contributed by: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Date: 1777 Media: Engraving

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 7489

Nova Anglia, Novum Belgium et Virginia, ca. 1642

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

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

… Natives, Empires and Land in Early Modern North America. Cambridge, United Kindgom: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Kershaw, Gordon E.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 6 of 6

Alexandra L. Montgomery, “Projecting Power in the Dawnland: Weaponizing Settlement in the Gulf of Maine World, 1710-1800” (Ph.D.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 1 of 6

He is the author of Speculation Nation: Land Mania in the Revolutionary American Republic (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2023). Map by…