Published in the same year that Maine achieved statehood following secession from Massachusetts, this early map of the state shows it as the agricultural economy expanded, and immigration into Maine continued to spur settlement. Maine's farms were typically small family-run operations, and the state's natural geography proved formidable. Thin soil, dense forests, and unpredictable weather all created difficulties for Maine's farmers.
Mining also gained momentum as an economic driver in the early 19th century as massive granite quarries were established to ship slabs south for construction of statehouses and other notable buildings. Tanning also became a prominent industry for the state utilizing abundant hemlock stands for bark extract. The state lumber industry also allowed it to become the number one shipbuilder in the United States in the 1820s. At its pinnacle, Maine's shipyards were producing one-third of the nation’s sailing vessels.
The coastline offered numerous natural harbors with sloping beaches that allowed more substantial ships to get inland and allow greater access. The long coast also allowed the expansion of the commercial fishing industry, which would attract fishermen from around the globe to immigrate to the state. Maine's fishing industry supplied one-fifth of American fish in this period.
Maine had experienced some conflict during the War of 1812 as British forces attempted annexation of the region. The unique aesthetic of this map immediately transports the viewer back in time and illustrates the state in its formative years; this depiction is truly an authentic piece of American cartographical history.
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