National Geographic : 1950 Jun
New Northwest Map Completes the National Geographic Series of the United States A NEW MAP of the Nation's great North west and neighboring Canadian Prov inces goes to members of the National Geographic Society this month as a supple ment to their June Magazine, completing The Society's detailed 10-color postwar series of the United States. Members now have six sectional maps cov ering the entire country and much of Canada in great detail. Wherever they travel in the United States or southern Canada, by road, rail, plane, on business or pleasure, they can plan their trip and follow their progress on this accurate, up to-date series of maps. The usefulness of this map collection for all who travel, even by armchair, emphasizes anew the importance of preserving the NA TIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE and supple ments. All six maps have been issued with The Magazine since the war ended: Northeast ern United States, in September, 1945: South eastern, in February, 1947: South Central, December, 1947; North Central, June, 1948; Southwestern, December, 1948: and now the Northwestern section, June, 1950. The one-sheet National Geographic map of the United States, July, 1946, gives a useful and popular over-all picture on the scale of 78.91 miles to the inch.* Pocket Atlas of 43,935 Place Names Altogether, the six sectional maps would cover an area of more than 30 square feet. They contain a total of 43,935 place names. Yet this whole compendium of carefully comn piled geographic knowledge is of handy size, the folded maps fitting neatly into pocket, glove compartment of car, or plane cockpit. For thousands of members who will ex plore the wonders of their homeland this sum mer, the maps will form a ready, dependable guide. Red lines show important automobile roads; black lines indicate principal railroads. National parks, monuments, and other fea tures of scenic, historic, or natural history interest are emphasized; also such man-made changes as new dams and resulting lakes. These large, decorative, authoritative maps are widely used in home, school, business, and government offices. They may be mounted on wall or desk, or preserved in the convenient map case available for filing National Geo graphic maps, four of which are issued each year as supplements to the NATIONAL GEO GRAPHIC 1\AGAZINE.t Except for the densely populated North- eastern section, where the map scale is 1:1, 750,000, or 27.6 miles to the inch, the entire country is mapped in this series on a uniform scale of 1:2,500,000, or 39.5 miles to the inch. Larger-scale insets provide greater detail on important areas in the two eastern sections and in the Northwest. The inset on the new map, "Northwestern United States and Neighboring Canadian Provinces," covers the vital Puget Sound region, from Olympia, Washington, to Vancouver, British Columbia, on a scale of 1:1,000,000, or 15.8 miles to an inch. The main map covers all five States of the Northwest-Washington. Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, plus portions of seven more. It reaches north more than 300 miles into Canada to include the southern sec tions of three Canadian Provinces-British Columbia. Alberta, Saskatchewan-and a bit of Manitoba. Huge Dams and Atomic Energy Plants The vast area, one of the loftiest, most varied, and scenic on the continent, stretches from the Queen Charlotte Islands to Lake Winnipegosis and south to Shasta Dam in California, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. On the map. 362 x 252 inches, appear 7,317 place names: 109 commercial and mili tary airports are indicated by red stars. All the maps of this postwar series include the important new developments brought about by the war and reflect population changes in the light of the U. S. Census Bu reau's official estimates. In these respects, no part of the country was so tremendously af fected as this Pacific Northwest region with its enormous power resources and war-spurred industries. * Members may obtain additional copies of each of the six maps in this series (and of all standard Na tional Geographic maps, including the general United States map) by writing to the National Geographic Society, Washington 6, D. C. Prices, in United States and Possessions, 50(' each on paper; $1 on linen; Index, 25('.Outside United States and Possessions, 75( on paper; $1.25 on linen; Index. 50('.Copies of the United States map enlarged to 67 by 43' inches may be had for $2 each in U. S. and Possessions, $2.25 elsewhere. All remittances payable in U. S. funds. Postage prepaid. t Bound like a book, 74 x 10-4 inches, with ma roon library buckram covers, The Society's handy map case will hold 20 folded paper maps of standard sizes or 10 folded paper maps with their indexes. Mailed in heavy carton, postpaid, upon application to the National Geographic Society. Washington 6, ). C. $2.50 in U. S . and Possessions; elsewhere, $2.75 in U. S . funds.