This is a beautiful 1905 bird's eye view style pocket map of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire by the Geo. H. Walker and Company, Boston. 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. 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 26 mountains are key and listed along the bottom margin. The map also shows major railway lines. This map was published by the Geo. H. Walker and Co., 221 High St., Boston, MA.
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. More by this mapmaker...
Very good. Minor wear and creasing along original fold lines. Professionally flattened and backed with archival tissue. Accompanied by original paper binder.