1856 Washington and Oregon
By: J.H. Colton
Date: 1856 (published) New York
Dimensions: 12.5 x 15.75 inches (31.75 cm x 40 cm)
This is an authentic, antique map hand-colored map by J.H. Colton depicting America’s northwest in the early 1850s. This is an excellent map detailing this country’s earliest period of western expansion. The map extends from Canadian ‘British Possessions’ in the north to northern California and Utah Territory in the south. Regions along the Pacific are named with a mix of American Indian tribe names and European surnames. Territories which became the states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah are shown.
Colton depicts explorers’ routes including the proposed Stevens route for the Pacific Railroad. Considerable attention is devoted to Indian tribes, mountain passes such as Lewis and Clark and forts such as Bridger and Owen.
Decorative scrollwork border.
Condition: This map is in B+ condition with full margins. Toning on the margins.
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