Auction 121, Lot 291

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

Subject: Portland, Oregon

Period: 1883 (published)

Publication: Senate Doc. #162, 47th Congress, 1st Session

Color: Black & White

See Description

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 here.


Condition: A

Maps overall are near fine. One has a vary small hole away from map, and another has a small spot on one fold.