All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Friday, August 18, 2006

Historic Map Works

Historic Map Works is an amazing new website that sells high-quality reproductions of antique property maps. What's really cool is that the Portland-based company provides on its website crystal-clear digital images of these maps—including a full complement of 19th-century Maine atlases.
[President Charles] Carpenter, started his business as a means to share his enormous collection of antique atlases, which he has gathered over 30 years. His library includes more than 30,000 maps and is believed to be the most extensive collection of county atlases, outside of the U.S. Library of Congress. When Carpenter first began collecting these atlases, he quickly became fascinated by the exceptional qualities of the antique maps. “Each one was like finding a treasure chest filled with fine art and history.” [Link]


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