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Auction 147, Lot 193

"Up-to-Date Map of Washington and Oregon.", Matthews-Northrup Co

Subject: Northwestern United States

Period: 1893 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

9.5 x 12 inches
24.1 x 30.5 cm
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This is an uncommon vest-pocket map produced by the same company that created the Century Atlases in the period 1897-1905, with the same remarkably precise engraving and coloring style. It shows the counties, topography, roads, railroads, cities, towns and the progress of the public surveys. A full index appears on the verso. The map folds into small red, embossed paper covers (2.2 x 5.3") as an "Up-to-Date Map" noting this is part of the "indexed vest-pocket series." This was part of Matthew-Northrup's attempt to compete with Rand, McNally's vest pocket series. Evidently the project was not a commercial success, as these maps are very scarce today.


Condition: B+

Map is very good with a few short splits at fold intersections and along sheet edges, as well as faint show-through of text on verso. Covers are lightly worn and the back cover is partially separated.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/20/2013