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