Matthew Edney

Osher Professor in the History of Cartography, University of Southern Maine

Director, History of Cartography Project, University of Wisconsin–Madison

I have been faculty scholar in the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education since 1995, when I also joined USM's department of Geography-Anthropology and program in American and New England Studies. Since 2007, I have also held the Osher Chair in the History of Cartography. I have further directed the History of Cartography Project at the University of Wisconsin–Madison since 2005, where I am also Visiting Professor of Geography.

I am sufficiently egotistical and conceited to think that you would like to find out more about what I do at the University of Southern Maine: what I teach, what I write, what I research. So please follow the links to explore my work.


Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, 112 Glickman Family Library, University of Southern Maine, PO Box 9301, Portland, ME 04104–9301.
tel. +1 207.780.4767, .5310 (fax)   |   email: edney(at)

Department of Geography, 470 Science Hall, University of Wisconsin, 550 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706–1404.
tel.: +1 608.263.3992   |   email: edney(at)