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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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Geo. H. Walker & Co., BIRDS EYE VIEW OF CASCO BAY : PORTLAND, MAINE AND SURROUNDINGS. [Portland?] Harpswell Steamboat Company, 1906.

Lovely 1906 birds-eye view of Casco Bay

A lovely chromolithographic bird’s-eye view of Casco Bay, Maine issued in 1906 by a Portland hotel. The view depicts Casco Bay from Cape Elizabeth to Harpswell Neck and Baileys and Orrs Islands. The Maine interior is shown in the middle ground, heavily foreshortened, and the High Peaks of the White Mountains are just visible in […]

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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 First issued in 1720, it remained in print for decades and was not superseded for more than half a century.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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1906 Maine Central Railroad view of Casco Bay

Promotional view of Casco Bay published by the Maine Central Railroad

A fine example of this well-known chromolithographic bird’s-eye view of Casco Bay and Portland, Maine, lithographed for the Maine Central Railroad by George H. Walker. 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 commissioned this lovely […]

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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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