Leavitt's map with views of the White Mountains, New Hampshire : 1871


Leavitt's map with views of the White Mountains, New Hampshire

Item Information

Title:
Leavitt's map with views of the White Mountains, New Hampshire : 1871
Description:
Combining folk art with a schematic tourist map, this unusual map views the White Mountains from the northwest. In the center, the mountains were drawn in landscape format surrounded by curious vignettes including “Old Crawford Killing a Bear” and “Harry Crawford Killing a Lynx”. Along the top are a railroad map and views of waterfalls, while symbolic images of hotels, stage coaches, and trains alert readers to the region’s tourist amenities. Leavitt, a laborer, mountain guide, and self-taught mapmaker, created this pictorial map. Reflecting his regional bias, he located Lancaster, his hometown, and the Connecticut River in the center foreground.
Creator:
Leavitt, Franklin.
Creator:
A. Williams & Co
Name on Item:
drawn by Franklin Leavitt, Lancaster, N.H.
Date:
[1871]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
White Mountains Region (N.H. and Me.)--Maps
Places:
New HampshireWhite Mountains
Publisher:
Boston : A. Williams & Co.
Notes:
Exhibited: "Unconventional Maps: Exploring the Stories of Cartographic Curiosities" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011-2012.
Pictorial map.
Relief shown pictorially.
Oriented with north to the bottom.
Includes distance lists and ill.
Inset: Railroad map of the Canadas and United States.
Extent:
1 map ; 61 x 91 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_007668
Call #:
G3742.W52 1871 .L43
Barcode:
39999065646893
LCCN:
94683177
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