Lake Winnipesaukee New Hampshire.
27 x 17 in (68.58 x 43.18 cm)
This is a beautiful 1909 chromolithograph bird's eye view style pocket map of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire by the George H. Walker and Company, Boston. This view was published for distribution at George W. Armstrong's railroad newsstands. One of the more obscure and rare maps by George Walker, it covers the popular summertime destination from Little Asquam and Lake Winnesquam to Lake Wentworth and from Alton Bay and Round Bay to Moultonboro and Walkers Pond. The map includes many New Hampshire islands, towns, and bays, including Center Harbor, Asquam, Moultonboro, Wolfboro, Lake Wentworth, Lake Ossipee, Long Bay, Meredith Bay, Alton Bay, Round Bay and several others. The White Mountains are shown in the background, centered on a snow-covered Mt. Washington. The foreground features houses and fields with sailboats and steamships in the water. Fifty-nine islands and twenty-six mountains are included as keyed references along the bottom margin. The map also shows major railway lines. It is accompanied by its original cover.
ChromolithographyChromolithography is a color lithographic technique developed in the mid-19th century. The process involved using multiple lithographic stones, one for each color, to yield a rich composite effect. Oftentimes, the process would start with a black basecoat upon which subsequent colors were layered. Some chromolithographs used 30 or more separate lithographic stones to achieve the desired effect. Chromolithograph color could also be effectively blended for even more dramatic effects. The process became extremely popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when it emerged as the dominate method of color printing.
Publication History and CensusThis map was drawn and lithographed by George H. Walker in Boston. This is the second edition, published by the G. W. Armstrong Dining Room and News Co., Boston Massachusetts. Four examples of the scarce 1909 edition are cataloged in OCLC and are part of the collection at Columbia University, the State Library of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Library, and the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.
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