VIII. 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].