Birds-eye view from summit of Mt. Washington; White Mountains, New Hampshire


Birds-eye view from summit of Mt. Washington; White Mountains, New Hampshire

Item Information

Title:
Birds-eye view from summit of Mt. Washington; White Mountains, New Hampshire
Title (alt.):
Bird's eye view from Mt. Washington, New Hampshire
Description:
Although entitled a bird’s-eye view, this colorful presentation provides a fish-eye or 360-degree panoramic perspective. It distorts the topography of Mount Washington from a single vantage point directly above the mountain. The mountain’s summit, with accurately delineated buildings and the approaching road and railroad, is the central focus. Everything else is distorted. The surrounding mountains appear in the distance as non-distinctive colored hills, but each is numbered and identified in corresponding lists in the map’s four corners. Published by the Boston and Maine Railroad, this artistic piece would certainly appeal to tourists visiting New England’s tallest landmark.
Creator:
Boston and Maine Railroad
Creator:
Geo. H. Walker & Co
Name on Item:
issued by Passenger Department of Boston Maine R.R.
Date:
[ca. 1902]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Washington, Mount (N.H.)--Aerial views
White Mountains (N.H. and Me.)--Aerial views
Places:
New HampshireWhite Mountains
Publisher:
Boston : Geo. H. Walker & 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.
Includes key to 189 places.
Extent:
1 view : col. ; 62 cm. diam., on sheet 71 x 67 cm. + cover
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_002330
Call #:
G3742.W3A3 1902 .B6
Barcode:
39999058993997
Terms of Use:
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