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From our reliable and much traveled correspondent Bob Hansen:

Old Sturbridge Village:

While on a recent visit to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts ( I came across this map reproduction in the old schoolhouse.  Old Sturbridge Village is an “1830s New England Living History Museum” - All of their buildings and artifacts are as close to the target year of 1835.  When I saw this map of the Atlantic Ocean by Samuel Goodrich, I thought it a bit elementary and crude for the era.  However, upon a little further research, this is indeed a map produced in 1831, published by Gray and Bowen and was included in “An Economical Atlas – for the use of families and young persons".  Curiously, there are other maps by Goodrich dated 1830 that have better accuracy and more detail.