Osher Map Library

Osher Map Library

Matthew Edney of the Osher Map Library in Portland will talk about “19th Century Maps” at 7 p.m. at the society’s Davis-Wagg Museum on the third floor of the Androscoggin County Building. Edney is The University of Southern Maine has received what it describes as the largest gift in its history – mostly in the form of maps. Harold Osher of Portland is formally turning over his vast map In 1994, USM opened the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, and moved it into a new, expanded space on the school’s Portland campus in 2009. “[The Osher family] could take


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The initial map, drawn by a botanist named John Mitchell in 1775, is in the British Library; an 1897 copy is in the National Archives; and the final version of 1898, measuring 41/2 feet by 61/2 feet, Bischof is the Executive Director of the Osher Map Library and the Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine, as well as Professor of History. She is the co-author, Some of the almost 300 globes at the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine have been hidden from public view for hundreds of years. Others were on display, but under glass or too


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Osher Map Library – “Globes have a very low survival rate,” explained Ian Fowler, director of the Osher Map Library (OML) at the University of Southern Maine. Made to be touched and spun, globes wear down over the years, Promotional materials describing the 20th Anniversary of the Osher Map Library (USM) along with Bates cartography resources are on display near government documents at Ladd Library. The impressive at the Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Using illustrative maps courtesy of the Osher Map Library, Jones will talk about how development, transportation innovations and urbanization contributed to


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