8. Maps of Maine 1853-1860


In the shadow of the commercial dominance of the large publishers in Philadelphia and New York, attempts continued at local map production. John B. Mansfield, a resident of Baltimore, published three wall maps and geographical books from Bangor and Boston [maps 38-39]. Other New York publishers in the 1850s specialized in highly decorative wall maps, drawing upon imagery commonly found in contemporary newspapers and magazines [41]. Furthermore, the United States had become sufficiently important for British atlas producers to begin including detailed maps of each state, including Maine [36].

37. Black 1857

A. & C. Black
From A. & C. Black, Black’s Atlas of North America (Edinburgh, 1857)
Lithograph, printed color; 38.5cm x 27.5cm
Thompson, no. 161 — State III

38. Mansfield 1855

J. B. Mansfield
New Map of Maine
Bangor, Me.: J. B. Mansfield, 1855
Lithograph, hand-colored, with pasted-on typeset sheets; 111cm x 85cm
Thompson, no. 164 — State I

39. Coolidge

A. J. Coolidge
From A. J. Coolidge and J. B. Mansfield, History and Description of New England: Maine (Boston, 1860)
Lithograph, hand-colored; 56cm x 40.5cm
Thompson, no. 168 — State II