This plan of Kennebeck & Sagadahock Rivers & country adjacent
- This plan of Kennebeck & Sagadahock Rivers & country adjacent
- Title (alt.):
Plan of Kennebeck & Sagadahock Rivers
Plan of Kennebeck and Sagadahock Rivers
Just a year after producing a map supporting the Brunswick Proprietors’ claim, Thomas Johnston issued this plan supporting the position of their opponents in the Plymouth Company. The map depicts the Company’s grant extending to Casco Bay and includes a long note justifying its title to the land. It also places the dispute in the broader context of Anglo-French tensions by highlighting the Company’s role in establishing Forts Franckfort and Western to protect the Maine frontier from French attacks.
- Johnston, Thomas, 1708-1767
- Heath, Joseph
- Jones, Phineas
- North, John
- Jones, Ephraim
- Hutchinson, E.
- Plymouth Company
- Name on Item:
is most humbly inscribed by ... Thos. Johnston.
- Massachusetts Historical Society
- Collection (local):
Massachusetts Historical Society Collection
Penobscot Bay (Me.)--Maps
New York (State)--Maps
Casco Bay (Me.)--Maps
MaineCumberland (county)Casco Bay
Engraved, printed & sold by Thomas Johnston, Brattle Street, Boston, New England
Exhibited: "Made in Boston" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2013-2014.
Latitude in degrees and minutes north from equator. Latitude and longitude also given for inset map.
Boundaries of British claims in yellow, green and red.
Title within decorative cartouche.
At head of title: To his Excellency William Shirley Esq. Capt. General & Governour in Chief in & over his Majesty's Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England.
Issued by Plymouth Company.
Includes three columns of text asserting grounds for British claims to sovereignty over province of Maine and controverting French claims.
Includes inset map of New England "chiefly taken from Monsr. Bellin's Map of North America published at Paris 1745."
Includes plans of Fort Western, Fort Hallifax [sic], and Fort Frankfort.
- 1 map : col. ; 84 x 61 cm.
- Catalog Record:
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