Lot 296 of 455:
Raised Relief Map of White Mountains NH 1872  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,320
Estimate:
$1,200 - $1,800

Title:
Raised Relief Map of the White Mountains
Author:
Place:
Boston
Publisher:
Published by Geo. K. Snow & Bradee
Date:
1872
Description:

Papier-maché (or thermo-plastic?) raised relief map printed in black & blue, in protective cardboard frame, set in original printed boards folder with cloth spine, ribbon tie. Overall 23.5x28.5x1.8 cm (9¼x11¼x¾").

Rare relief map of New Hampshire's White Mountains region. Cover of case features travel information about the White Mountains, featuring guidebook titles published by Snow. Inside cover contains railroad advertisement for Eastern Railroad. The title on map reads "Map of the White Mountains, N.H. Based on the best surveys." This is the earliest known raised relief map produced in the United States. The earliest known commercially produced raised relief maps were done in Germany in 1865. OCLC/WorldCat lists three examples, at the New Hampshire Historical Society; the University of New Hampshire; and Brown University.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Boards with a bit of rubbing, edges a bit worn; a corner of the frame slightly separated; very good.
 
Item number:
302991
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