SETTLING THE MAINE WILDERNESS Moses Greenleaf, His Maps, and His Household of Faith, 1777-1834

SETTLING THE MAINE WILDERNESS
SETTLING THE MAINE WILDERNESS
Item# ISBN 0-939561-35-2
$15.00

Moses Greenleaf (1777-1834) made the first map of Maine after its statehood in 1820. Given that the only book on Greenleaf dates back to 1902, a contemporary assessment is long overdue. For author Walter M. MacDougall, this book is the culmination of over twenty-five years of research and writing carried out during breaks from teaching at the University of Maine. By examining the cultural milieu of his time, he places Greenleaf's contributions within the context of Maine's growth and development during its formative years from province to statehood. A publication of University of Southern Maine's Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, this book contains color maps and pictures. 2006 paperback, 154 pages.