Auction 151, Lot 283

"A Diagram of Public Surveys in Oregon", Bien, Julius

Subject: Oregon

Period: 1863 (circa)

Publication: H.R. Ex Doc. No. 1. 37th Cong. 3d Sess.

Color: Hand Color

24 x 17.9 inches
61 x 45.5 cm

An early land office map of Oregon that is signed in the plate by the Surveyor General in Eugene City. It features good detail on a scale of 1 inch to 18 miles and delineates the status of public land surveys in 1862. Locates roads, towns, topography by hachure, major rivers, and the routes of exploration. Delineates and names General Harney's Cutoff, Fremont's Trail, the Immigrant Road, Fort Boisee, Applegates Trail, Meeks Trail, and more. Survey progress is limited to the western valley and Columbia River areas.


Condition: B+

Clean and bright with attractive color. Issued folding with several small fold separations that have been archivally repaired. Binding trims at left have been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/19/2014