Talk: 'Golden Age of Pictorial Maps'


Community Happenings
Oct 20, 2018
3:00 PM

Old Professor’s Bookshop, parlor above 99 Main St., Belfast. "Shop Talk" by University of Maine geography professor Stephen Hornsby, “Picturing America, The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps.” It is based on his new book of the same title. All are welcome.

Dr. Hornsby, also a coauthor of the prize-winning book Historical Atlas of Maine, will discuss pictorial maps — those that include artwork of objects, animals, people, and imaginary creatures. This millennium-old tradition reached its apex from the 1920s to the 1970s in the United States, as Hornsby will illustrate.

Hornsby is professor of geography and Canada studies and director of the Canadian-American Center, University of Maine, Orono.