Auction 166, Lot 260

"Birds-Eye View from Summit of Mt. Washington; White Mountains, New Hampshire", Walker, George H. & Co.

Subject: New Hampshire

Period: 1902 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
24.1 x 26.1 inches
61.2 x 66.3 cm

This is a stunning and unique circular sky view from way above the blustery peak of Mt. Washington showing the landscape all the way into Maine, New York and Vermont. The unique perspective can be rotated with the uppermost portion always being right-side up. The beautifully colored chromolithograph 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. On the verso are numerous photographs and a the long story and history of Mt. Washington. Folds into original pictorial wrapper printed in blue ink (3.7 x 7"). Inside cover lists "Summer Publications Issued by the Boston & Maine Railroad" available "on receipt of two cents in stamps." Promotional text and illustrations on verso.

References:

Condition: A

On a clean, bright sheet with vivid color. There are two insignificant edge tears repaired on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $600

Closed on 2/14/2018

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