The White Mountains of New Hampshire


The White Mountains of New Hampshire

Item Information

Title:
The White Mountains of New Hampshire
Description:
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.
Creator:
Bumstead, Albert H. (Albert Hoit), 1875-1940
Creator:
Austin, Margaret B.
Creator:
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.
Date:
[ca. 1937]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
White Mountains (N.H. and Me.)--Maps
Places:
New HampshireWhite Mountains
Publisher:
Washington, D.C : National Geographic Society
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.
July 1937.
Relief shown by shading and spot heights.
Includes location map and col. ill.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 41 x 48 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:190,080]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_007670
Call #:
G3742.W52 1937 .N3
Barcode:
39999065674473
LCCN:
88690926
Terms of Use:
Under copyright.
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