"Colton's Washington and Oregon", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Subject: Northwestern United States
Period: 1859 (dated)
Publication: Atlas of the World
Color: Hand Color
15.8 x 12.8 inches
40.1 x 32.5 cm
A terrific, richly colored map of the Pacific Northwest that shows Washington Territory in its most unusual configuration, wrapping around the new state of Oregon. This map was published by Johnson & Browning shortly after Oregon became a state in 1859. Of specific interest is the notation of the major exploration routes, wagon trails and the proposed routes for the transcontinental railways. The organized counties of both Oregon and Washington are confined west of the mountain ranges except for Skamania and Walla Walla counties in Washington and Wasco and Josephine counties in Oregon. The map is surrounded by Colton's signature strapwork border.
There is a minor repaired tear in the upper blank margin. Paper edges have been slightly trimmed, but are very ample for framing.