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THE TERRITORIES OF WASHINGTON AND OREGON
J. H. Colton's Geographical Publishing Establishment, 1854, New York - Original 24mo. cloth boards, stamped in gold gilt and blind, title stamped in gold gilt on the front cover, 14" x 17 1/4" colored pocket map, advertisements for other Colton maps listed on the front pastedown sheet. A rare and attractive pocket map of the Pacific Northwest, showing the territories of Washington and Oregon just a year after they had been severed from each other, and extending eastward to the crest of the Rocky Mountains, thereby encompassing what became Idaho as well. This is the second edition of Colton's attractive pocket map of Washington and Oregon territories, following the first edition of the previous year. The present map, in fact, is copyrighted 1853, though the printed date in the imprint is 1854. Much of what was known of Washington and Oregon at the time was confined to the far west of each, and this is reflected in the map, which shows ten counties in Oregon and only three in Washington, all located in the far west. Most of the details in the remainder of the territories are rivers and mountains ranges, though a few outposts are shown, including forts Wallah Wallah and Hall, the fur trading posts at "Spokan House" and Fort Okanogan, and the Presbyterian Mission on the Lapwai River. Locations of Indian tribes, including the Shoshone, Klamath, Nez Perce, Nisqually, Salish, and others, are also given. A few details are shown in northern California and Utah, including the location of the mining camp, Scotts Diggings, and the Great Salt Lake and Fort Bridger. The map does not include Isaac Stevens's proposed route for a Pacific railroad, the survey for which was still ongoing. Not in Wheat, TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST, or in Phillips, MAPS. OCLC locates only a single copy of this 1854 edition, at the Multnomah County Library (six copies are located of the 1853 edition). Thomas Streeter had copies of the 1855, 1856, and 1859 editions of this map, but not of this 1854 edition. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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