Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection
Title: A Plan of the District of Maine drawn from several plans by Osgood Carleton. MDCCXCV.
Creator: Carleton, Osgood, 1742-1816
Region Depicted: Maine
Date Produced: 1795
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.
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
Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/896.0001