State & County Maps of Maine

Maps of Maine are a great resource to help learn about a place at a particular point in time. Old Maine maps are effective sources of geographical information and useful for historical, genealogical and territorial research.

Our collection of Maine maps includes many different historic and modern types of maps. The maps date from the 18th century to the present and include:

State Map of Maine state with the counties and the county seats
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State Map of Maine state with the counties and the county seats
  • Maine Township maps, including maps showing the progress of the original government surveys
  • Maine Road, Highway and railroad maps
  • Maine Maps showing the state’s geological features
  • Maine Nautical charts
  • Maine timeline of county boundaries changes
  • Maine Military maps
  • Maine Maps of specific towns, counties, islands, harbors, and bodies of water
  • Colonial era maps of Maine
  • Bird’s eye views of Maine cities and towns

Historical Maps of Maine are a great resource to help learn about a place at a particular point in time. Maine Maps are vital historical evidence but must be interpreted cautiously and carefully.

Maine Maps can be very useful in conducting research, especially in light of the now extinct communities. Also, because old Maine maps were usually commissioned by the county seat, they often display information about the county, including town names, location of residences and names of owners..

Maine State Archives has a computerized index of its fine map collection for Maine after statehood, but it is the Massachusetts State Archives that holds the important lotting maps for the pre-statehood development of Maine.

Old Historical Atlas Maps of Maine

This Historical Maine Map Collection are from original copies. Most historical maps of Maine were published in atlases and spans over 300 years of growth for the state.

Some Maine maps years have cities, railroads, P.O. locations, township outlines, and other features useful to the Maine researcher.

1776 Map of The Provinces of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire - Northern section
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Jeffery’s 1776 Map of The Provinces of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire – Northern section

  • Map Title:The Provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the Province of Quebec. Drawn by Major Holland, Engraved by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to His Majesty. Corrected and Improved, from the Original Materials, By Governr. Pownall, Member of Parliament 1776. (with) three inset maps: A Chart Of The Mouth Of Hudson’s River, from Sandy Hook to New York; A Plan Of The City Of New York; and Plan Of Amboy, With its Environs, from an Actual Survey.
  • Map Date: 1776
  • Map Locations: New York and parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Quebec
  • Map Description:
  • Map Notes:
  • Map Publication: The American Atlas: Or, A Geographical Description Of The Whole Continent Of America
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Holland and Thomas Jefferys

Carey’s 1795 Map of Maine

  • Map Title: The State Map of Maine Compiled from the best Authorities
  • Map Date: 1795
  • Map Locations: Maine
  • Map Description: An excellent map, showing the national boundary, principal towns, mountains, rivers, islands and many other details.
  • Map Publication: Carey’s American Atlas: Containing Twenty Maps And One Chart
  • Map Notes: Uncolored
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Mathew Carey (1760– 1839)

Arrowsmith’s 1804 Atlas Map of New York

  • Map Title: The State Map of New York
  • Map Date: 1804
  • Map Description:  
  • Map Locations: New York
  • Map Publication: A new and elegant general atlas, comprising all the new discoveries, to the present time.
  • Map Cartographer: Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) and Samuel Lewis (1754-1822)

Carey’s 1814 State Map of Maine

  • Map Title: The State Map of Maine
  • Map Date: 1814
  • Map Locations: Maine
  • Map Description: An important, original antique map of Maine shows precise detail throughout the state, including roads, rivers, lakes, and counties, each of which is outlined with hand coloring.  Published just after the War of 1812.
  • Map Publication: Carey’s General Atlas, Improved And Enlarged; Being A Collection Of Maps Of The World And Quarters, Their Principal Empires, Kingdoms, &c
  • Map Notes:
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Henry Charles Carey and Isaac Lea

Carey’s 1822 Atlas Map Of Maine

  • Map Title: Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of Maine
  • Map Date: 1822
  • Map Locations: Maine
  • Map Description: Detailed early map of Maine, colored by county.
  • Map Publication: A Complete Historical, Chronological, And Geographical American Atlas, Being A Guide To The History Of North And South America, And The West Indies … To The Year 1822.
  • Map Notes: In full color by county surrounded by text. Profile of Levels of the Grand Canal included.
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Henry Charles Carey & Isaac Lea

Finley’s 1827 State Map of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont

  • Map Title: Map of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont Compiled from the Latest Authorities.
  • Map Date: 1827
  • Map Locations: Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont
  • Map Description:
  • Map Publication: A New General Atlas, Comprising a Complete Set of Maps, representing the Grand Divisions of the Globe, Together with the several Empires, Kingdoms and States in the World; Compiled from the Best Authorities, and corrected by the Most Recent Discoveries, Philadelphia, 1827.
  • Map Notes: Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridian Washington. Statistical table for state.
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Anthony Finley (1784 – 1836)

Tanner’s 1836 Antique Map of Maine

  • Map Title: A New Map of Maine
  • Map Date: 1836 (Entered 1833)
  • Map Locations: Maine
  • Map Description:
  • Map Publication: A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics Of The World.
  • Map Notes: In full color by county
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Henry Schenck Tanner (1786–1858)

Morse’s 1845 Map of Maine

  • Map Title:  Map of New York.
  • Map Date: 1842 (Entered 1842)
  • Map Locations: Maine
  • Map Description: Map shows the county boundaries and settlements within the State of Maine as it existed in 1842. This map includes the locations of a number of small settlements, some of which no longer exist.
  • Map Publication: Morse’s North American atlas. Containing the following beautifully colored maps
  • Map Notes:Col. wax engraved map. Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington.
  • Map Type: National Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Sidney Edwards Morse (1794-1871 ) and Samuel Breese (1802-1873)

Colton’s 1856 Map of Maine

  • Map Title:  Map of Maine
  • Map Date: 1856 (Entered 1855)
  • Map Locations: Maine
  • Map Description: Covers the entire state as well as adjacent parts of Canada. The map further details the proposed St. Andrews and Quebec Railway, construction plans of which were halted in the 1840s because of uncertainty over the international boundary of United States and Canada. This map also identifies various forts, rivers, mountain passes, fords, and an assortment of additional topographical details.
  • Map Notes: In full color by county.
  • Map Publication: Colton’s Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893)

Mitchell’s 1880 State Map of Maine

  • Map Title:  County Map of the State of Maine with Portland Harbor and vicinity
  • Map Date: 1880 (Entered 1879)
  • Map Locations: Maine
  • Map Description: Detailed map of Maine, colored by county, showing towns, roads, railroads, canals, etc.
  • Map Publication: Mitchell’s New General Atlas
  • Map Notes:Hand colored map with 5 insets. Relief shown by hachures. Shows settlements, rivers, canals, railroads, etc. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington.
  • Map Type: World Atlas
  • Map Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. (1827-1901)

Map of Maine County Formations 1713-1913

This Interactive Map of Maine Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of the Maine territory in 1713 to 1913.

Maine County Maps of Road and Highway’s

The Maine D.O.T. Highway Department does not have Maine County Maps available at this time.

External Maine Map Resources

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