Birds eye view of the White Mountains


Birds eye view of the White Mountains

Item Information

Title:
Birds eye view of the White Mountains
Description:
Looking north from Lake Winnipesaukee toward the White Mountains, this bird’s eye view provides an aerial perspective of the northern part of New Hampshire. Bird’s eye views, which were very popular for depicting cities and towns during the last half of the 19th century, were also used to advertise popular tourist destinations. In this rendition of the White Mountains, the most important peaks were emphasized with their elevations intentionally exaggerated. These mountains were numbered, with a legend listing names and elevations above sea level. Pictorial symbols identify hotels, resort communities, and railroads, providing further information for prospective tourists.
Creator:
Morris, G. W.
Creator:
Brooks Bank Note Co
Date:
[1890]
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.)--Aerial views
Places:
New HampshireWhite Mountains
Publisher:
Portland, Me : G.W. Morris
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 index.
Extent:
1 view ; 45 x 71 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_002334
Call #:
G3742.W52A3 1890 .M6
Barcode:
39999058994102
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