COLONIAL MASSACHUSETTS MOUNT DESERT ISLAND. A Coppy of a Plan of the Six Townships Laid out on ye East Side of Mt. Desaert now calld Union River...as also a Plan of the land Laid out Six miles Latitude above The North Line of the Aforesaid Six Townships Togather with a Small Township Lying on the North Side of No.3...Laid by a Scale of one mile to an Inch Taken Novr. 12th 1764 ...Joseph Frie, MANUSCRIPT MAP ON PAPER
Lot 48
COLONIAL MASSACHUSETTS MOUNT DESERT ISLAND. A Coppy of a Plan of the Six Townships Laid out on ye East Side of Mt. Desaert now calld Union River...as also a Plan of the land Laid out Six miles Latitude above The North Line of the Aforesaid Six Townships Togather with a Small Township Lying on the North Side of No.3...Laid by a Scale of one mile to an Inch Taken Novr. 12th 1764 ...Joseph Frie, MANUSCRIPT MAP ON PAPER
Sold for £60,000 (US$ 98,412) inc. premium

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COLONIAL MASSACHUSETTS MOUNT DESERT ISLAND. A Coppy of a Plan of the Six Townships Laid out on ye East Side of Mt. Desaert now calld Union River...as also a Plan of the land Laid out Six miles Latitude above The North Line of the Aforesaid Six Townships Togather with a Small Township Lying on the North Side of No.3...Laid by a Scale of one mile to an Inch Taken Novr. 12th 1764 ...Joseph Frie
COLONIAL MASSACHUSETTS
MOUNT DESERT ISLAND. A Coppy of a Plan of the Six Townships Laid out on ye East Side of Mt. Desaert now calld Union River...as also a Plan of the land Laid out Six miles Latitude above The North Line of the Aforesaid Six Townships Togather with a Small Township Lying on the North Side of No.3...Laid by a Scale of one mile to an Inch Taken Novr. 12th 1764 ...Joseph Frie, MANUSCRIPT MAP ON PAPER, executed in brown ink, outline colour in yellow and sea coloured in an appropriate wash, 685 x 1045mm; A Plan of 12 Townships East of Penobscot-River...Scale one mile to an inch by John Jones of Dedham, MANUSCRIPT MAP ON PAPER, delineating half the area of the map above and naming a blank area in the former as township VII, some tears at top (not affecting mapped area), 735 x 500mm., 1760s (2)

Footnotes

  • Working manuscript maps relating to the first English settlement of Mount Desert Island. The first contains a key identifying 22 places, mostly to fix position or suggestive of good spots for settlement including: "Spruce marked on a small hill"; "Bragdon's Mill Stream"; "Shaws Harbour"; "Point Frances"; "Capt. John Frost's house & Stores"; "a stream for a mill" (three such). The island had been named by Samuel de Champlain, and granted to Francis Bernard around 1760. He retained the property through the years of the Revolutionary War, but as its close Massachusetts revoked the original royal grant, although the western half was then granted to Bernard's son, John.

    Provenance: by direct descent from Sir Francis Bernard, governor of Massachusetts.
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