No date [c. 1870]. Cloth. Case Map. Fold-out map: 5 7/8” x 9 ¼”; 5 3/8” x 9” within the neat line; gilt-stamped maroon ribbed cloth over board; pastedown tourist information; fold-out map with two folds; inset bird’s-eye-view of Mt. Keneo; Scale of Miles; sunning to case, small splits at map folds, light soiling and chipping of outer edge; very good minus. Scarce. Not in Williamson. WorldCat locates one copy at the Osher Library, University of Maine, Orono. Very good. Item #938
Published as a tourist map, the text on the pastedown gives instructions on traveling to the Moosehead Lake region by rail and steamer. It notes the names of railways, steamer companies, hotels in Greenville, and lake steamers. Railways led the way for the area to become an important vacation and sporting area for hunting and fishing in the mid-19th century, and a favorite of the wealthy, many of whom established camps in the area.
The map includes other bodies of water in the area: Burnham Pond, Fitzgerald Pond, Lobster Lake, Lucky Pond, Mud Pond, Spencer Pond, Ragged Lake, Roach Pond, Lower Wilson and Upper Wilson; Churchill Stream, Kennebec River; Moose River; West Branch Penobscot River; Roach River; River Socatean; Williams Stream. Mountain Ranges identified: Mt. Keneo inset; Spenser Mt., and Squam Mt. Range. And three house structures are identified: Lane’s, Keene’s, and one labeled “House”.