Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin for The Appalachian Mountain Club, 1914. Paperback. Mountaineering journal with a near fine copy of Cutter's very desirable "Map of the Northern Peaks of the Great Range White Mountains" (1914) loosely laid in. Side stapled printed paper wraps, 8vo (9-5/8 inches [24.5 cm] tall), pp. (103), 104-225, (226 - blank), 10 photographic plates [not counted in pagination] one being the frontis, tables, eight in-text woodcut illustrations, nine in-text maps, one fold-out map "Appalachian Mountain Club Map of the Northern Peaks of the Great Range White Mountains, N.H. by Louis F. Cutter. 1914." at rear, with Cutter's article "Some Maps of the Northern Peaks" on pp. 167-170 explaining the history and significance of White Mountain mapping. The map neatline measures 19-5/16 inches tall x 15-5/16 inches wide [49 x 38.8 cm] with a scale of 1:40,000, contour intervals of 100 ft. and is printed in black, blue and brown onto beige paper showing various Railroads, Logging Railroads, Carriage Roads, Farm & Logging Roads, Main Paths, Other Paths and Springs. Volume covers are separated from text block with chips, creases and tears, tape repairs to spine and inner back cover ; text block is unmarked. Map is near fine, separated from text block with a jagged stub edge, one pin hole [paper flaw] and a few short closed tears noted. Fair. Item #2582
This issue with articles titled "The Higher Mountains of California and Colorado, with Illustrations" ; "The Canadian Rockies to Date, with Illustrations" ; "Geographical Distribution of Spiders in New England with Nine Maps" ; "Ice-Creepers [crampons] with Eight Cuts" and includes Louis F. Cutter's "Map of the Northern Peaks of the Great Range White Mountains" (1914), [who] "... created maps of the White Mountains from 1885 until his death in 1945. His first map was of King's Ravine, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Madison. He took barometric measurements to determine altitudes, and measured on-the-ground distances with an odometer he created from the front wheel of a bicycle. Over the years Cutter gradually expanded the coverage of his mapping projects in all directions, becoming the cartographer of choice for the Appalachian Mountain Club's guidebook maps." randolphmountainclub dot org.
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