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Bird's Eye View from Mt. (Mount) Washington New Hampshire. Issued By the Passenger Department Boston and Maine Railroad. ORIGINAL Map Framed with Folder. 1902, First Issue.

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Boston: Geo H. Walker & Co., 1902 The following courtesy of Adam Apt via the website "WhiteMountainHistory". "This charming map is described as a “bird’s-eye” view, but it is more like a bird’-eye view as seen through a fish-eye lens. An image of mountains using the same kind of perspective appears in a plate in volume I of Horace-Bénedict de Saussure’s Voyages dans les Alpes (1779), but one can only speculate whether this image had any influence on the design of the present Mount Washington view. This kind of perspective map may not have been uncommon. There is a map of New York City from the 1860s that also uses this perspective. Other states and editions This map was issued three times over a very short span of years, and each edition reflected changes on the summit. All bear the date 1902. The editions can be distinguished in the following way: 1st edition: 11 buildings on summit, observation tower present, no text on reverse 2nd edition: 10 buildings on summit, no text on reverse 3rd edition: 9 buildings on summit, text on reverse. 69.9 x 66.3 cm." This is First (1st) edition with NO printed information on the verso, and 11 buildings. •Condition is VG+ to Near Fine with minor wear and a bit of professional restoration. •Folding card covers are in fair to good condition with moderate wear and age browning. This particular example has been framed and is therefore NOT available for shipping, it MUST be seen and picked up at our shop in Northern New Hampshire. Photos available. Clearly a cornerstone to any White Mountains Map collection. REFERENCES: •LOC: G3742.W3A3 1908 .G4 MLC •Dartmouth College: Rauner White Mountains: G3742.W4A35 1905 .B46 •The NH Historical Society: Accession / Call Number: 78967' •Apt, Maps of the White Mountains, p.23. .
  • Bookseller: The Book Moose US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 023171
  • Title: Bird's Eye View from Mt. (Mount) Washington New Hampshire. Issued By the Passenger Department Boston and Maine Railroad. ORIGINAL Map Framed with Folder. 1902, First Issue.
  • Book condition: Used
  • Publisher: Boston: Geo H. Walker & Co.
  • Date published: 1902
  • Bookseller catalogs: White Mountains; Maps & Atlases;


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