Raised Relief: Three Dimensional Maps of the White Mountains

David Govatski presents the story of Raised Relief maps, which are three-dimensional representations of a portion of the Earth’s surface. These maps have a long history of use, dating back over 2,000-years to the Qin and Han dynasties. Learn about the history of relief maps in our region, starting with the 1872 George Snow Relief Map of the White Mountains and other early maps, to the unique process developed by the A.M.C. in 1931, to the raised relief maps produced by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Presented as part of the Museum’s summer exhibition: Wayfinding: Maps of the White Mountains. The Summer 2020 Speaker Series was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities.