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A map & chart of the bays harbours post roads and settlements in Passamaquoddy & Machias with the large island of Grand Manan | Benjamin R. Jones
An early 19th century map of the Passamaquoddy Bay and Machias region by Benjamin R. Jones, surveyor. The full title of the map is: “A Map & Chart of the Bays Harbours Poft Roads and Settlements in Passamaquoddy & Machias With the large Island of Grand Manan. Compiled from Actual Survey by B.R. Jones, Surveyor.” The map was first published in 1810 with additions to the plate made in 1822 soon after Maine became a state. The engraving of the map was produced by T. Wightman of Boston, Massachusetts. Benjamin Jones was born in Milton, Massachusetts in 1776. His family moved to what is now Robbinston, Maine in 1788. As a young man with a wife and children, Jones moved to Eastport, Maine in 1803 to serve as town clerk, and then two years later, to Dennysville where he took a job teaching school. He began to work as a surveyor as well. Jones died in 1859. His map of Passamaquoddy and Machias is 20 1/2 inches (51 cm) high by slightly more than 16 inches (41 cm) wide. The map had been in the collections of Barracks Museum of the Border Historical Society of Eastport, Maine, but the Society voted to transfer its Museum collections to the Tides Institute in 2020 and the map is now in the institute’s collections. The institute also owns an original survey map by Jones of the south division of Trescott, Maine that Jones surveyed between 1806 and 1834. Artist: Benjamin R. Jones Medium: Engravings Classification: Maps Circa: 1822 Old Accession Number: 3025 Description: A rare original copy of "A map & chart of the bays harbours post roads and settlements in Passamaquoddy & Machias with the large island of Grand Manan” in our collections by map surveyor, Benjamin R. Jones. The engraved map was originally published in Boston in 1810 with plate editions on this copy of the map dating to 1822.