Auction 148, Lot 231

"Map of Oregon, Washington, and Part of British Columbia", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Northwestern United States

Period: 1860 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 10.8 inches
34.3 x 27.4 cm

In 1859, Oregon became a state and in the process Washington Territory gained land from Oregon that eventually became Idaho and part of Montana. The map clearly shows the Oregon Trail, and the Emigrant Wagon Road to California. The entire eastern half of Oregon is unorganized with Klamath, Curry and Wasgoren (likely an editing error for Wasco) counties being the furthest east. The eastern part of the state is labeled as unexplored. Klamath County was not organized until 1882, so its appearance here is a mystery, as the decorative floral border of this edition was replaced long before 1882.

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Condition: A

Map image is near fine with light toning along the sheet edges.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/19/2014

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