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January 2006

This is an eclectic assortment of maps, more or less relevant to my history projects.

I found most of  the USGS topographic maps at the web site of the Dimond Library at the University of New Hampshire. Standard topo maps are much bigger than standard scanners, so they were scanned and posted as overlapping pieces.  I find that really aggravating to view, so what is here are those files put back together with  Panavue Image Assembler.  These are big JPG files, 1-5 MB each. The quad names and dates are listed on the left, with the largely included towns on the right. Terraserver is a Microsoft project, apparently covering the whole US, in which you can see USGS topo maps and aerial photos at several scales.

Massachusetts:
Chatham 1893: Chatham, South Orleans, Monomoy
Marthas Vineyard, east 1894: Cottage City (now Oak Bluffs), Edgartown, Tisbury
Monomoy 1942; Monomoy is part of Chatham
Orleans 1944: most of Orleans and Eastham
Provincetown 1893: Provincetown, part of Truro
Provincetown 1944
North Truro 1944
Wellfleet 1887: Wellfleet, Eastham, most of Orleans. Very slightly different from the 1893 map. From my own collection.
Wellfleet 1893: Wellfleet, Eastham, most of Orleans
Wellfleet 1944
Worcester County, northeast, 1892:  Holden, Leominster, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling, West Boylston, Worcester
Yarmouth 1893: Dennis, Yarmouth, parts of Brewster and Harwich

Maine:
Bath 1894: Arrowsic, Bath, Brunswick, Harpswell, Phippsburg, Topsham, West Bath, Woolwich
Bluehill 1904: Bluehill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Deer Isle, Penobscot, Sedgwick
Boothbay 1893: Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bristol, Edgecomb, Georgetown, Southport, Westport
Castine 1902: Belfast, Brooksville, Castine, Islesboro, Northport, Searsport
Gardiner 1892: Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Dresden, Gardiner, Litchfield, Perkins, Richmond, West Gardiner
Perkins Maine 1892: from the Gardiner quad. This is Swan Island, in the Kennebec river.
Perkins Maine 1992: topo map from Terraserver
Perkins Maine 199-: composite photo from Terraserver
Wiscasset 1893: Alna, Dresden, Jefferson, Newcastle, Pittston, Whitefield, Wiscasset
Vermont:
Burlington 1906: Burlington, Charlotte, Hinesburg, Richmond, Shelburne, South Burlington, Williston
Camels Hump 1924: Bolton, Duxbury, Huntington, Jericho, Richmond, Stowe, Underhill, Waterbury
Mount Lincoln 1921: Fayston, Granville, Huntington, Lincoln, Ripton, Roxbury, Starksburg, Waitsfield, Warren

Other maps, not USGS topographic maps:
Cape Cod Indians, from Simeon Deyo, 1890
Cape Cod town settlement, from Simeon Deyo, 1890
Cape Cod sketch map, from Albert P. Brigham, 1920
Cape Cod National Seashore
Wellfleet Massachusetts, a tourist map from the 1930s, courtesy of Cynthia Blakeley
Wellfleet Harbor chart, 1969
Newton, Massachusetts, 1700. Households, roads and geographic features. From A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, from 1639 to 1800, by Francis Jackson. Boston: 1854
Massachusetts Railroad lines, 1839. From Hayward. Note that West is at the top.
Massachusetts Central Railroad, late 1800s

Maine counties, current
Point Popham, 1891, with outline of Fort St. George. Thayer...
Sagadahoc Colony. Thayer...
deed map in Dresden of Nathaniel Thwing, 1812.

Massachusetts counties, 1895
Massachusetts counties, current
Barnstable county
Franklin county
Worcester county
Massachusetts towns, counties, Congressional districts, current, at Mass. commonwealth web site. big PDF files
New York counties, current
Fulton county
Montgomery county
Vermont counties, current
Vermont towns, current
    Washington county

Ireland's counties, pre-1921

Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. plan of the fortress