The White Mountains of New Hampshire
- The White Mountains of New Hampshire
A challenge for map makers has been the representation of topography or physical relief. Several methods that were practiced widely during the 19th and 20th centuries and have become generally accepted as standard conventions utilize short hachure marks, contour lines, and shading. The later technique, which is the most visually attractive, is illustrated with this National Geographic map of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Marginal vignettes also help readers appreciate this mountainous landscape. Three very unusual and creative examples of White Mountain maps, which are displayed here, demonstrate the drama of depicting the physical terrain.
- National Geographic Society (U.S.)
- Name on Item:
done in the studios of the National Geographic Society for the National geographic magazine ; Albert H. Bumstead, chief cartographer ; sketches by Margaret B. Austin.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
White Mountains (N.H. and Me.)--Maps
New HampshireWhite Mountains
- 1 map : col. ; 41 x 48 cm.
All rights reserved.
Washington, D.C :
National Geographic Society
Scale [ca. 1:190,080]
Relief shown by shading and spot heights.
Includes location map and col. ill.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Unconventional Maps: Exploring the Stories of Cartographic Curiosities" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011-2012.
- Call #:
G3742.W52 1937 .N3