Auction 129, Lot 304

"[Lot of 2] Sunapee Lake, New Hampshire [and] Lake Winnepesaukee New Hampshire", Walker, George H. & Co.

Subject: New Hampshire

Period: 1923-25 (dated)

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Color: Printed Color

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These two bird's-eye maps were produced by the George Walker Company in Boston for the tourist and vacationer. Both are beautifully lithographed in blue and black. Scarce issues.

The first (26 x 16") shows the lake and surrounding shoreline. Ferry routes and many villages are shown; George's Mills, Sunapee, Lakeside, Hastings, Soo-Nipi-Park, Burkenhaven, etc. Famous resorts and hotels include Burkenhaven Hotel, Lakeside House and the Granliden Hotel and its golf course. The lake is reached by the "Boston and Maine Railroad" in connection with the "Woodsum Steamboat Company." The map self-folds into a brochure with pictorial front and back covers. The highlights of the region are described on verso with many photographs. Originally drawn in 1905, this is the second edition published in 1923. A few small fold intersection splits closed with archival tape, else very good. (B+) The second pocket map (27 x 17") shows Lake Winnepesaukee in great detail including ferry and steamer routes, the towns of Wolfboro, Melvin Village, Moutonboro, Center Harbor, Ashland, Meredith, Weirs, Lakeport, and many smaller communities and recreational areas. Legend identifies 59 islands and 26 mountains. Verso is filled with information on the natural attractions with numerous photographs including a great shot of a double-wheel steam ferry leaving the dock at Weirs. Folds into original brown paper covers with an Art Deco wood-block pictorial cover depicting a steamer with gold embossing. Originally drawn in 1903, this is the third edition of 1925. The cover is just a little stained and worn on spine, map is fine. (A)

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Estimate: $160 - $250

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/23/2009

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