Map of Cumberland County Maine from actual surveys.
1857 (dated) 58 x 56 in (147.32 x 142.24 cm)
1 : 51600
An attractive 1857 wall map of Cumberland County, Maine, including Portland and the Casco Bay region. The map extends from Bridgton to Casco Bay, and from Lake Sebago to Brunswick, with details to the level of individual property owners. There are insets of 32 town, including a large and detailed plan of Portland. Beneath the Portland Plan there is a list of 'Portland Subscribers' and a local business directory. Eight pictorial vignettes are incorporated into the border of the map. These focus on local businesses who probably paid for the privilege of being so represented, and noteworthy personal estates.
As the title notes, this map is based upon original surveys conducted by the civil engineer Sidney Baker and the map publisher J. Chace Jr. We are aware of only a single edition. This map is uncommon to the market.
Good. Unrestored wall map. Slight loss. Linen backing brittle. Toning. Attached to rollers.