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Auction 114, Lot 265

"[Lot of 7 - Portland Oregon]", U.S. Government

Subject: Portland Oregon

Period: 1883 (published)

Publication: Senate Doc. 162, 47th Cong., 1st Sess.

Color: Black & White

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Fine collection of seven maps relating to the city of Portland. Titles are: 1) General Plan and Profile of Willamette River Bridge drawn by Pacific Bridge Co. (printed color, 14.8 x 8.6"); 2) Map of the City Front of Portland Oregon (uncolored, 17 x 7"); 3) Extract from Map of the Cities of Portland and East Portland and the town of Albina Oregon (printed color, 12.5 x16.5"); 4) Sketch Showing Depths in Willamette River along the line of the Proposed Bridge at Morrison Street (uncolored, 16.5 x 5"); 5, 6 & 7) Sketch of Willamette River at Portland Oregon (uncolored, each map showing a different portion, 17 x 8"). A scarce, early set of maps of Portland

The Morrison Street Bridge became the first river bridge in Portland, 1887. It was originally a toll bridge and was built at the site of an important ferry crossing. An informative history of the important Morrison Street Bridge can be found at


Condition: A+

All in fine condition. Folding, as issued, and a couple with a little marginal toning.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $550

Closed on 3/1/2006