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Item 28353

Warren Survey Map, Islesboro, from a ca. 1799 map

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1799 Location: Islesboro Media: Ink on paper

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Item 104604

The American Eastern Seaboard, 1777

Contributed by: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Date: 1777 Media: Ink on Paper

Item 78950

Salem Towne Map, Mount Desert Island, ca. 1808

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1808 Location: Mount Desert Island Media: Map


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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.


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.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - The Brick Inn

While there is no apparent survey, it appears the homestead included all the land behind the house toward what is now Quebec Street.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

United States Geological Survey (USGS) Topographical Map of Farmington 1920 and 1922Farmington Historical Society The geographic location proved to…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Surveyor

… by Jonathan Fisher and was used by him to both survey land and create maps such as the one seen in the exhibit entitled - A New Look at an Old…