1908 Walker Map of the White Mountains, New Hampshire

WhiteMountains-walker-1908
$200.00
Central New Hampshire. - Main View
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1908 Walker Map of the White Mountains, New Hampshire

WhiteMountains-walker-1908

Detailed map of the White Mountain region in New Hampshire.
$200.00

Title


Central New Hampshire.
  1908 (dated)     23 x 27 in (58.42 x 68.58 cm)     1 : 180000

Description


This is a 1908 George H. Walker map of the beautiful White Mountains region of central New Hampshire. The map was issued at the height of the Naturalist Movement and the White Mountains Gilded Age - a period when nature lovers flocked to places like the White Mountains, the Adirondacks, and Mount Desert Island to be closer to nature (and thus god).
A Closer Look
Coverage extends rom 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. Topography is illustrated by hachure. Elevations are labeled, with the summits of certain mountains included.
Publication History and Census
This map was produced by George H. Walker and Company in Boston in 1908. Walker began publishing editions of this map as early as 1893 and per this map and published subsequent editions in 1903 and 1905. Two examples of the 1908 edition are cataloged in OCLC and are part of the collections at Keene State College and Dartmouth College.

Cartographer


George H. Walker (January 4, 1852 - 19??) was a Boston based publisher of books, views, and maps active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 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. 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. Learn More...

Condition


Very good. Dissected and mounted on linen in twenty-one (21) panels. Some toning.

References


OCLC 999502675.