Maine Bicentennial


Moses Greenleaf



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Map exhibiting the principal original grants & sales of lands in the State of Maine by Moses Greenleaf. Engraved by W. Chapin, N.Y. for Greenleaf's survey of Maine. From Atlas accompanying Greenleaf's map and statistical survey of Maine. Plate V. Shows landowners and acreages.

Hand-colored map of Maine following statehood. Map Size: 78 x 58 cm Scale: 1:570,240. Map estimates, "the quantity of undivided land north of the Monument line" is 6,305,000 acres. Map is in fragile condition showing tears and separations along creases and folds.

The key to roman numeral references and explanations of properties deliniated on the map includes:

I Grants by the Crown and Lords Prioprietors prior to the year 1692.
II Lands derived principally from Indian deeds considered as valid.
III Crown and proprietors grants and Indian deeds intermixed.
IV Grants by the Province of Massachusetts from Charter of 1692 to the close of revolution.
V Conditional grants by the Province, chiefly confirmed since the revolution.
VI Claims under Indian deeds and other titles new compromised
L Townships partly or wholly sold by Lottery in the year 1878.
B Townships sold to William Bingham, excepting lands previously sold by Lottery.
M Lands assigned to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since the separation.

Townships and Tracts with no mark except their distinguishing number are lands assigned to the State of Maine since the separation.

The upper figures in each township are their respective distinguishing numbers: The lower figures are the number of acres sold in each, excepting the Lottery townships, in which the figures show only the number of acres sold by Lottery. The figures in the tracts marked with Roman numerlas show the number of acres in each tract respectively, as far as can be assertained from the inventories of towns returned to the Legislature in 1820.

Townships and large tracts sold & granted since the year 1783 are distinguished by the names of the principal original Grantees, under the number or designation of the township, or name of the town or plantation.

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Shirley & Hyde


Portland, Maine


Maine Maps, New England Maps, Historic Maps, Regional Maps


Geography | United States History



Map Exhibiting the Principal Original Grants & Sales of Lands in the State of Maine



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