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Cyprian Southack 1720 chart of Casco Bay Maine

A Casco Bay first, by Cyprian Southack

The earliest printed chart of Casco Bay, based on the surveys of Cyprian Southack, one of early New England’s most energetic and interesting figures. Cyprian Southack Southack was born in London in 1662 and emigrated to Boston in 1685. A man of enormous energy, he was active for decades as a privateer, naval captain, navigator, […]

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The first printed chart of Casco Bay

This is the earliest printed chart of Casco Bay. First issued in 1720, it remained in print for decades and was not superseded for more than half a century. Cyprian Southack Southack was born in London in 1662 and emigrated to Boston in 1685. A man of enormous energy, he was active for decades as a privateer, […]

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Atlantic Neptune chart of Portland Maine

Portland, Maine from the Atlantic Neptune

A landmark in Maine mapping, being the first large-scale navigation chart of Portland Harbor and environs. The chart centers on the environs of Falmouth, Maine, including present-day Portland, the Cape Elizabeth peninsula, and the inner reaches of Casco Bay. Falmouth was at the time the largest town in Maine and an important center of the […]

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Lemuel Moody’s landmark chart of Casco Bay

A very rare chart of Casco Bay, by a remarkable figure in the history of maritime Maine. Moody’s chart represents the first attempt to improve upon one of the same region published nearly fifty years before in The Atlantic Neptune. The “additions and corrections” were quite extensive, and Moody’s efforts resulted in an essentially new chart of the area, […]

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Lovely birds-eye view of Casco Bay

A fine example of this well-known view of Casco Bay and Portland. Established through merger in 1862, by the early 20th century the Maine Central Railroad dominated its market, with lines throughout the state and neighboring New Hampshire. It seems to have commissioned this lovely bird’s-eye view as a promotional piece, designed to demonstrate to […]

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Lovely bird’s-eye view of Casco Bay

A fine example of this well-known view of Casco Bay and Portland. Established through merger in 1862, by the early 20th century the Maine Central Railroad dominated its market, with lines throughout the state and neighboring New Hampshire. It seems to have commissioned this lovely bird’s-eye view as a promotional piece, designed to demonstrate to […]

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