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Shows the Territory of Sagahadok.

Very rare Dublin-published map of the nascent United States, issued during the John Adams presidency. The map shows several interesting territorial configurations and represents one of the most unusual 19th-century maps of the United States.

The map shows the original thirteen states with sometimes questionable boundaries - Pennsylvania juts all the way to Niagara Falls, New Hampshire is poorly delineated, and Georgia's shape is questionable. In Spanish Florida, the peninsula is divided into East and West. Vermont is strangely configured. There is nice detail in the American territories east of the Mississippi, with rivers, mountains, and Indian tribes named.

Sagahadok is shown as a territory to the north of Maine. The Territory of Sagahadock derives its name from the Sagadahoc Colony (more commonly the Popham Colony), chartered in 1606 as the first New England colony. The colony would soon fail, but the name persisted. In 1691, a William and Mary charter included the Province of Maine and the Sagadahoc Territory into the territories governed by Massachusetts. As evidenced by this map, the name grew to represent an alternate name for the state of Maine.

This map appears to be derived very closely from the equally rare 1797 George Kearsley United States of America.

This is one of the more unusual maps of the United States from the 18th century.


This map is very rare. This is the first time we have offered it for sale in 25 years of business. No examples of this map with the Dublin imprint appear on RBH.

Condition Description
Original hand-color in outline. Some offsetting. Minor staining.