Press Herald Outlines ‘Historical Atlas of Maine’

The Portland Press Herald said the recently released “Historical Atlas of Maine” tells the state’s story with “masterful depth and visuals.” Burton Hatlen, a University of Maine English professor, poet and mentor to Stephen King, envisioned and proposed the idea for an atlas in 1997. When Hatlen died in 2008, UMaine colleagues Stephen Hornsby and Richard Judd took on completing the vision. The 208-page atlas covering 13,000 years of Maine’s history has 300 specially made maps. Book launch events are slated for 6–8 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 10, at Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine; and 3:30–5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, Buchanan Alumni House, University of Maine.