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Rare Talbot County Map Comes Home by James Dawson

Soon we will see the return of the very rare 1858 Dilworth map of Talbot County to its home in the Maryland Room of the Talbot County Free Library in Easton. Less than a dozen copies of the map are known to exist, most of them in poor condition. The library has a good one, but it was starting to show its age, so Robert Horvath,

the Library’s Director, Scotti Oliver, Assistant Director, and Becky Ritti, the Maryland Room Librarian, wanted to have a full restoration done to ensure that it would be around for the next 150 years. Little is known about the cartographer William H. Dilworth. He was born in Port Pen, Del., in 1832 and was employed as a civil engi-

Ken Milton restoring the Dilworth Map. 51

August 2013 ttimes web magazine  

Tidewater Times August 2013

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