Maine

MAINE OFFICIAL MAPS

Notes:
Between 1925 and 1979-80, the map was distributed by the State Highway Commission (Department of Transportation beginning 1973). In 1923 and from 1985 to 1999, the Maine Publicity Bureau distributed the official map. A second version of the 1999 and 2002 maps was distributed by the Maine Tourism Association, which was a dual issue with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (Maine map on one side, Nova Scotia or New Brunswick on the other, with two covers). In 2000, the Maine Publicity Bureau became the Maine Tourism Association and they continue producing the official state map. The Maine Development Commission also published a map in 1931.

From 1982-1984 no official map was issued but a private map created by DeLorme was widely sold in state and given away by Maine Publicity Bureau to written requests. The 1982 edition is undated. 1983 and 1984 are similar to 1982 but are dated in the copyright notice. These maps continued to be published until at least 1998.

During the late 1920s and early 1930s, a booklet titled “Motoring in Maine” or “Maine by Motor” was issued which also included a copy of the State Highway Commission map. These maps were glued into the back cover in the late 1920s, and folded into an envelope in the back of the book for 1930. These maps are the same as listed below, but may have different folded dimensions.

The 1955 map is in the format of a 16 page booklet, with sections of the state highway map on different pages. The dimensions of the booklet are 9.5 x 9.5, which folds in half to the dimensions listed below.

Maps from 1937 to 1942 and 1966 to 1975 have two covers; only one is described here.

Sponsor(s): Stan DeOrsey

Last updated: 3/26/18 (meg)

Maine State Highway Commission Maps:
1925; dtd lgnd (Mar 24); no cvr; map on one side, mileage log on other; 3.25 x 8.5
1926; dtd lgnd; otherwise same as 1925
1927; dtd lgnd (Mar 24); otherwise same as 1925
1928; dtd lgnd; 3.25 x 9.5; otherwise same as 1925
1929; dtd lgnd (Mar 24); 3.25 x 9.25; otherwise same as 1925
1930; dtd lgnd; no cvr; map on one side, mileage log on other; 4 x 8.5
1931; dtd lgnd; cvr red map of state with drawings and st seal, 4 x 8.5
1932; dtd cvr; bw photo (orange frame) “Waldo-Hancock Bridge”; 4 x 8.5
1934-35; dtd cvr; bw photo of a road next to a large pine tree; 4.75 x 10
1935; dtd cvr; bw photo of curving road (trees, hill, river in bkgrd); 4.75 x 10
      [2 known versions: { }, {“Prevent Forest Fires” along left side of cvr}]
1936; dtd cvr; plain gray cvr w/ small st seal; 4 x 9.5
1937-38; dtd cvr; blue/red dwg of car & st seal in shield; 4 x 9.25
1939-40; dtd cvr; bw photo “Deer Isle – Sedgwick Bridge”; 4 x 7.5
1940-41; dtd cvr; bw photo of lg pine tree next to road; 4 x 7.5
1941-42; reported by PC
1942-43; dtd cvr; bw photo of people looking at lighthouse; 4 x 7.5
1944; no map issued per PC
1945; no map issued per PC
1946; 1942-1943 map reused
      [2 known versions: {blue print over 1942-1943}, {gummed label used for date}]
1947-48; dtd cvr; clr photo of trees and water; 4 x 7.5
1948; dtd cvr; same as 1947-1948 exc “Keep Maine Green” added
1949; dtd cvr; clr photo of water in front of trees and rd; 4.5 x 8
1950; dtd cvr; clr photo of boats in harbor, rope border; 4.5 x 8
1951; dtd cvr; clr photo of boats in outline of state; 4.5 x 8
1952; dtd cvr; clr photo of 3 people in convertible near lighthouse; 4.5 x 8
1953; dtd cvr; clr photo of 2 women on beach; 4.25 x 8.5
1954; dtd cvr; clr cartoon dwg of man flicking cigarette butt near simulated burned corner; 4.25 x 8.5
1955; dtd cvr; clr dwg of checkerboard with clr photos in squares; 4.75 x 9.5
1956; dtd cvr; clr photo of boats in harbor; 4.25 x 8.5
1957; dtd cvr; aerial clr photo of city/harbor (Camden); 4.25 x 8.5
1958; dtd cvr; clr photo of man pointing from top of mountain; 4.25 x 8.5
1959; dtd cvr; clr photo of family by lighthouse; 4.25 x 8.5
1960; dtd cvr; clr photo “Mt Katahdin, Baxter State Park”; 4.25 x 8.5
1961; dtd cvr; clr dwg of “Welcome to Maine” sign and flowers; 4.25 x 8.5
1962; dtd cvr; clr photo of Maine Turnpike; 4 x 8.5
1963; dtd back cvr; clr photo of man & boy pointing at lobster buoys; 4.25 x 8.5
1964; dtd cvr; clr photo of man fishing; 4.25 x 8.5
1965; dtd cvr; clr photo of woman watching man painting by boats; 4.25 x 8.5
1966; dtd cvr; clr photo of cars on scenic rd near water; 4.25 x 8.5
1967; dtd cvr; 4 clr photos (scenes of 4 seasons); 4.25 x 8.5
1968; dtd cvr; clr photo of man with lobster traps; 4.25 x 8.5
1969; dtd cvr; clr photo of “Welcome to Beautiful Maine” sign; 4.25 x 8.5
1970; dtd cvr; clr photo of boy on rock by waterfall; 4.25 x 8.5
1971; dtd cvr; clr photo of trees & mtn “Baxter State Park”; 4.25 x 8.5
1972; dtd cvr; clr photo “New State Museum-Archives-Library Building; 4.25 x 8.5
1973; dtd cvr; clr photo “Bangor International Airport”; 4.25 x 8.5
1974; dtd cvr; clr photo of shore “Nubble Light”; 4.25 x 8.5
1975; dtd cvr; clr photo of lighthouse (Portland Head light); 4 x 8.5
1976; dtd cvr; clr dwg of flag (detail) and clr photo of soldiers; 3.75 x 8.5
1977-78; dtd cvr; clr negative photo of boat at sea; 3.75 x 8.5
1978; no map issued per PC
1979-80; dtd cvr; clr photo of waves hitting rocky coast; 3.75 x 8.5

Maine Publicity Bureau/Maine Tourism Association Maps:
1923; dtd cprt; bw txt cvr w/ MPB seal; 4 x 8.5
1985; dtd cprt; clr photo of rd in trees; 4 x 9
      [2 known versions: {“The Map of the Maine Publicity Bureau”}, {“The Official Map and Vacation
      Guide of the Maine Publicity Bureau}]
1986; dtd cprt; clr photo of lg yellow tree on left; 4 x 9
[1987]; dtd cprt (1986); clr photo of Portland lighthouse; 4 x 9
[1988]; dtd cprt (1986); clr photo of puffin, “Maine map and travel guide”; 4 x 9
1989; dtd cprt; “Maine the way life should be”, otherwise same as [1988]
1990; dtd cprt; clr photo of balloon over potato field in bloom; 4 x 9
1991; dtd back cvr; clr photo of 2 chairs by water, boats in bkgrd; 4 x 9
      [2 known versions: {printed on plain paper}, {printed on shiny paper}]
1992; dtd cprt; clr photo of 2 girls overlooking lake; 4 x 9
1993; dtd cprt; clr photo of sailboat; 4 x 9
1994; dtd cprt; clr photo of outboard motor boat; 4 x 9
1995; dtd cprt; clr photo of paddle boats & lg tourist boat; 4 x 9
1996; dtd cprt; clr photo of lg pleasure boat; 4 x 9
1997; dtd back cvr; clr photo of people and umbrella on beach; 6 x 9
1998; dtd cvr; clr photo of lighthouse; 4 x 9
1999 A; dtd cvr; clr photo of lake & mtn from canoe; 3.75 x 9
      [2 known versions: { }, {Nova Scotia map on reverse}]
1999 B; dtd cprt; clr photo of man and two boys fishing; 3.75 x 9
2000; dtd cvr; clr photo of lighthouse “West Quoddy Head Light” (ci); 3.75 x 9
2001; dtd cvr; clr photo of family by waterfall “Big Falls, Cupsuptic River” (ci); 3.75 x 9
2002; dtd cvr; clr photo of lighthouse “Portland Head Light” (ci); 3.75 x 9
      [3 known versions: { }, {Nova Scotia map on reverse}, {New Brunswick on reverse}]
2003; dtd cprt; clr photo of canoe on golden pond “Togue Pond” (ci); 3.75 x 9
2004; dtd cprt; clr photo of large sailboat; 3.75 x 9
2005; dtd cprt; clr photo of lake in autumn “Mosquito Pond” (ci); 3.75 x 9
2006; dtd cprt; clr photo of man rowing boat; 3.75 x 9
2007; dtd cprt; clr photo of couple on bicycles “Rangeley Overlook on Rt. 17” (ci); 3.75 x 9
2008; dtd cprt; clr photo of fishing boats “Bailey Island” (ci); 3.75 x 9
2009; dtd cprt; clr photo of two people on a large rock overlooking a lake; 3.75 x 9
2010; dtd cprt; clr photo of lighthouse “Portland Head Light at Dawn” (ci); 3.75 x 9
2011; dtd cprt; clr photo of kayaker; 3.75 x 9
2012; dtd cprt; clr photo of many lobster bouys; 3.75 x 9
2014; dtd cprt; clr photo of gardens with grass-roofed shed; 3.75 x 9
2018; dtd cprt; clr photo of lighthouse from base looking up at night; 3.75 x 9

Maine Tourism and Special Maps:
1982-83; dtd cvr (dtd lgnd 1979-80); clr photo of fishing docks / Down East Map; 4 x 10.5
1984; dtd cvr; clr photo of “Schooners in Fox Island Thorofare” / Down East Map; 4 x 10.5
2006; dtd cprt; clr photo of antique shop / Attractions & Services Map; 3.75 x 9
2007; dtd cprt; 6 clr photos (lighthouse, lobster, rafting etc.) / Attractions & Services Map; 3.75 x 9
2008; dtd cprt; 5 clr photos (mountain, boats, museum etc.) / Attractions & Services Map; 3.75 x 9
2011; dtd cprt; clr photo of bar and 6 photos (grapes, golfing, etc) / Attractions & Services Map; 3.75 x 9