This is a 1903 George H. Walker map of the beautiful White Mountains region of central New Hampshire. The map depicts from the Vermont/New Hampshire state line to the Maine/New Hampshire border and from Berlin, New Hampshire to Lake Winnipesaukee (Winnipiseogee). Townships are illustrated and labeled. Clearly drawn with the recreational traveler in mind, 'automobile and bicycle routes' snake across the map in red ink. Several different railroads, including the Boston and Maine and the Maine Central, are also depicted. Lakes dot the map and Lake Winnipesaukee dominates the bottom border. The topography of the region is illustrated by hachure; elevations are labeled, with the summits of certain mountains included.
This map was produced by George H. Walker and Company in Boston in 1903.
George Hiram Walker (January 4, 1852 - November 14, 1927) was a Boston based publisher of books, views, and maps active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Springfield, Vermont, Walker started his life as a dry goods merchant but developed an active interest in publishing during the early 1870s. Walker began publishing in 1878 when he partnered with an unknown New York Firm. Two years later, Walker brought the operation in house by partnering with his brother, Oscar W. Walker, in the opening of a lithography studio at 81 Milk Street, Boston. Shortly thereafter the firm expanded to new offices at 160 Tremont Street, Boston. The Walker brothers produced a large corpus of works, most of which focused on travel and tourism in New England. Walker also established the Walker-Gordon Milk Laboratory with Dr. Thomas Morgan Rotch and Gustave Gordon. This interesting investment was based on the premise that infant deaths could be avoided by providing higher quality milk. The company eventually became a great success, producing a high-quality cow milk that closely resembled human breast milk. In the process the Walker-Gordon laboratory developed many of the dairy health standards that are still with us today. Walker married Irene L. Loud on March 25, 1885. Learn More...
Very good. Wear along original fold lines. Light soiling. Backed on linen. Attached to original binders on verso.