1929 Higgins Map of Mount Desert Island, Maine (Acadia National Park)

MountDesertIsland-higgins-1929
$225.00
Map of Mount Desert Island Maine Showing Acadia National Park.
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1929 Higgins Map of Mount Desert Island, Maine (Acadia National Park)

MountDesertIsland-higgins-1929

One of the first maps to name Acadia National Park.
$225.00

Title


Map of Mount Desert Island Maine Showing Acadia National Park.
  1929 (dated)    29 x 23.25 in (73.66 x 59.055 cm)     1 : 40000

Description


This is a 1929 H. Duane Higgins map of Mount Desert Island, Maine, including the newly renamed Acadia National Park. The map depicts Mount Desert Island from Trenton, Maine, the Jordan River, and Frenchman Bay to Great Gott Island and Little Gott Island and from Bartlett Island to Schooner Head. The national park, which became Acadia National Park, was originally created in 1916 as Sieur de Monts National Monument and then renamed Lafayette National Park in 1919. It was not until 1929 that the park was renamed Acadia National Park. Mount Desert Island is depicted in detail, with several locations around the island labeled, including the towns of Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Mount Desert. Several other locations are labeled, which include villages, lakes, ponds, sounds, mountains, rivers, brooks, and hills. Relief is shown by hachure. Blue Hill Bay and Frenchman Bay are both labeled. Roads are illustrated, along with carriage roads and paths. A compass with a charming sailing ship at its center is located in the lower right corner.

This map was produced in 1929 by H. Duane Higgins publishers and is based upon U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey charts.

Condition


Good. Backed on archival tissue for stability. Slight loss to upper right corner. Blank on verso.