Current Exhibition

Masterpieces at USM: Celebrating Five Centuries of Rare Maps and Globes

Thursday, 19 November 2015 to Saturday, 12 March 2016

Curated by the OML staff and some of Maine's very own luminaries, including renowned authors Susan Minot and Monica Wood as well as Senator Angus King, Senator Susan Collins and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, among others, this engaging exhibit highlights masterpieces from OML collections. Featuring monumental pieces of cartographic history from around the world, ranging from the first modern printed map in 1475 to superb examples of woodcut, copperplate, and lithographic map printing from the 15th through the 19th centuries. We invite you to come and see some of the rarest and most beautiful maps, atlases, and globes in the world and to hear what Maine notables have to say about their favorite pieces from our collection.