Auction 153, Lot 213

"Map of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Part of Montana", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Northwestern United States

Period: 1867 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.6 x 10.9 inches
34.5 x 27.7 cm

This decorative map features the newly formed, but unnamed Wyoming. In this configuration the northwestern corner extends as a wedge between Idaho and Montana. Both Idaho and Montana show early county development. Eastern Washington is shown with only three counties while Oregon's eastern portion has four. The map notes places so important to navigation, such as Fort Boise, Fort Bonneville, the Three Buttes, and several gold mining areas including Elk City. The Emigrant Road, or the Oregon Trail, winds across from South Pass, following the route of the Snake River and ending at The Dalles.

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Condition: A

There are a couple of minor spots near the bottom of the map image. In the blank margins there are some small chips and edge tears, toning, and a damp stain along the right edge.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/20/2015

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