Auction 119, Lot 311

"Bird's Eye View from Summit of Mt. Washington, White Mountains, New Hampshire", Walker, George H. & Co.

Subject: New Hampshire

Period: 1902 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.5 x 24.5 inches
62.2 x 62.2 cm

Stunning and unique circular God's-eye view from way above the blustery peak of Mt. Washington showing the landscape all the way into Maine, New York and Vermont. The map labels the important landmarks, including Lake Winnepesaukee, Sunday River, Sebago Lake, Portland and the Isle of Shoals to name just a few of the 189 places noted as visible from the summit of Mount Washington. The map also shows the Summit House and the railroad leading to it, depicting how it was prior to the fire of 1908 that destroyed nearly every structure on the summit. Folds into original pictorial wrapper printed in blue ink (3.7 x 7"). A rare piece for which we can find no references, issued by the Passenger Department of the Boston and Maine Railroad.

References:

Condition: B

Bright and clean with a tear into the map on the binding side about 2.5". The paper folder is in sound with some slight creasing.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/9/2007

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