1816. Item #84997
GREENLEAF, Moses. A STATISTICAL VIEW OF THE DISTRICT OF MAINE; MORE ESPECIALLY WITH REFERENCE TO THE VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF ITS INTERIOR. ADDRESSED TO THE CONSIDERATION OF THE LEGISLATORS OF MASSACHUSETTS. Boston: Cummings and Hilliard, 1816. First edition. 154 pp. 8vo., quarter brown paper, blue paper covered boards/ Spine and boards dampstained. Spine chipped; front joint starting. Interior has moderate foxing, some dampstaining to pages at front and rear. Ink ownership and doodling (contemporary) to front flyleaf. Text incomplete, missing p. 33-34, with a large chip missing at top corner of 35-36, partial loss of text. This is the first edition; it was republished in 1829 with an additional atlas volume. Maine's agriculture, population, natural resources, boundaries etc. Moses Greenleaf's promotion of Maine as a separate entity from Massachusetts began with his "Map of the District of Maine," 1815. When Maine became a state in 1820, he published a revised map; this was followed by the later edition with atlas. Overall fair in a somewhat fragile binding.