The Maine State Archives has an impressive collection of more than 2,000 maps and plans. Dating from the 17th century to the 21st, the maps cover areas all over the State of Maine and beyond. From plan books of the Land Office showing the division of public lands to International Boundary Maps showing the border between the United States and Canada in the mid-20th century, this varied collection of maps is available for research; reproductions are available for purchase. The Baxter Rare Map Collection contains some of the Archives’ finest cartographic holdings, including approximately 90 maps that were commissioned by James Phinney Baxter, an antiquarian from Portland, Maine. These maps are copies of original 17th and 18th century maps from the United Kingdom and Europe. Another highlight of the Archives’ map holdings is its extensive collection of railroad maps, kept by the Public Utilities Commission, showing both current and now obsolete railroads.

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Atlases 1871-1884

Baxter Rare Maps

Fire Tower Maps, Maine Forest Service

International Boundary Commission Maps - 1924 -1934

Maine Land Office - Field Notes

Maine Land Office - Plan Book Maps

Miscellaneous Maps

WPA Cemetery Plans