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Auction 166, Lot 186

"[Lot of 2] Map of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co. [with book] The Columbia River Empire... [and] State of Oregon",

Subject: Northwestern United States

Period: 1884-1902 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

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A. Map of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co. [with book] The Columbia River Empire..., by the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company, published 1902 (21.9 x 23.9"). A handsome promotional piece that includes the railroad routes and all station locations. Map covers all of Washington and Oregon and extends to show western Montana and Idaho to include Boise, Mountain Home, Idaho City, Fisher River, etc. Locates mines, roads, Indian Reservations, and much more. Above the map: "The Northwest Presents the Greatest Opportunities for Settlers of any Portion of "Uncle Sam's" Domain." Below the map: "For Grains, Grasses, Fruit, Live Stock and Minerals the Territory Embraced by this Map is Unequalled." The map is accompanied by a 72 page brochure. Condition: Folding map is clean and bright with just a few tiny fold separations. Text is clean and bright and paper wrappers have only light wear.

B. State of Oregon, by General Land Office, from Sen Doc. #60, 49th Congress, 2nd Session, dated 1884 (30.3 x 23.5"). This finely engraved and delicately colored map was drawn by William Naylor under the supervision of G.P. Strum, Principle Draughtsman, N.C. McFarland, Commissioner. Excellent detail from the Cascade Mountains west to the coast notes all towns and villages, roads, and railroads, with watershed and topography shown in hachure. The legend identifies military posts, Indian reservations, completed railroads, railroad land grants, townships and townships not yet subdivided. The granted and indemnity limits of military wagon roads are illustrated. Grid along the bottom shows longitude west from Washington. Lithography and printing by the renowned firm of Julius Bien in New York City. Condition: There is some faint staining at left, otherwise bright and colorful. (B+)


Condition: B+

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Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/14/2018