National Geographic : 1960 Jul
America Into Your Home By MELVILLE BELL GROSVENOR President and Editor maps ever brought out by the National Geo graphic Society. Fittingly, this outstanding volume is an atlas of the United States; pub lication this month occurs at a time when Hawaii's star becomes the fiftieth on the United States flag-and makes old U. S. atlases out of date. During the 60 years that have passed since it borrowed plates from the U. S. Government to print its first map, the National Geographic Society has become one of the best known and most respected names in cartographic publish ing. Its map department has contributed origi nal techniques and projections to the science of cartography, and its world-wide distribution has played a major role in popularizing the use of maps. More than 200 million copies of Geographic charts have been distributed. The new National Geographic Atlas of the Fifty United States stands as a pinnacle of achievement in this 60-year history of carto graphic leadership. Its 19-by-25-inch charts offer an unrivaled collection of up-to-the-min ute data about our changing Nation. Earth quake Lake, for example, born last August in the upheaval that rocked Montana and Yellowstone, appears on the map of the Northwestern United States. FKTACHROMEBY ROBERTB. GOODMAN© N.G .S.