A Plan of the District of Maine drawn from several plans by Osgood Carleton. MDCCXCV.

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: A Plan of the District of Maine drawn from several plans by Osgood Carleton. MDCCXCV.

Barcode: 896

Creator: Carleton, Osgood, 1742-1816

Region Depicted: Maine

Date Produced: 1795

Language: English

Historical Context: The presence of the Massachusetts seal in the upper-right corner suggests that state authorities commissioned the Boston-based surveyor and mathematics teacher, Osgood Carleton, to make this large map. Indeed, Carleton probably made this map for the Committee for the Sale of Eastern Lands, to accompany an official report, requested by the Massachusetts legislature in March 1795, on land transactions in Maine.

Subjects: Maps--Early works to 1800 · Maine--Maps · Maine · Land grants

Map Type: Geographical, Wall Maps

Dimensions: 146 x 103 cm.

Printing Process: Manuscript

Material Type: Paper

Brief Description: Presentation manuscript map showing Bingham's Purchase of 1 million acres; the Waldo Patent and "Lottery land sold to Wm. Bingham Esqr.." Includes boundary line between the United States and British provinces.

Physical Description: 1 map: manuscript, colored

Theme: Maine

Associated Map Imagery: Massachusetts State Seal, 1795, A Plan of the District of Maine drawn from several plans by Osgood Carleton. MDCCXCV.

Collection/Donor: Osher

Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/896.0001