1948 Knight Pictorial Map of the Adirondacks, New York

The Adirondack Picture Map. - Main View

1948 Knight Pictorial Map of the Adirondacks, New York


Features Lake Champlain and Lake George.


The Adirondack Picture Map.
  1948 (dated)     21.5 x 13.5 in (54.61 x 34.29 cm)


This is a 1948 Arthur S. Knight map of the Adirondacks created to promote the region's beauty and facilitate tourism. It features striking illustrations of Lake Champlain and Lake George.
A Closer Look
Depicting from Champlain south to Johnstown, Lake Champlain and Lake George appear along the right and stretch nearly from top to bottom. Cities, towns, and villages are labeled throughout, along with lakes and mountains. The road and railway network spread out across the region. A business directory of the Adirondacks organized by town occupies most of the verso.
Publication History and Census
This map was revised and copyrighted by Arthur S. Knight and published by Adirondack Resorts Press in 1948. It does not appear in OCLC, and we do not see any cataloged in institutional collections. Examples appear on the market from time to time.


Arthur Stanley Knight (August 3, 1894 - June 6, 1976) was an American publisher and newspaperman. Born in Buffalo, New York, Arthur served with the Rittenbach Squadron during World War I. Arthur's father, Edward A. Knight (1865 - 1921), bought the Lake George Mirror, a local weekly newspaper, and its printing plant in 1907 and the Knight family owned and operated the Lake George Mirror for the next sixty years. Arthur dropped out of Columbia and took over operating the paper in 1921 after his father died. He founded the Adirondack Resorts Press in 1935, which published Lake George maps, brochures, postcards, and guidebooks, including the popular Adirondack Guide. Knight was very active in the Lake George community. Knight retired in 1969 and sold the Adirondack Resorts Press, by that time the publisher of the Mirror, to Cody Kirkwood, his partner of 25 years. After changing hands numerous times, the Mirror is still published today, weekly from mid-May through Columbus Day and monthly during the rest of the year. More by this mapmaker...


Very good. Light wear along original fold lines. Two small verso repairs at fold intersections. Text on verso.