New York: Asher & Adams, 1873. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 15.75" x 22.5". Beautiful double page map of Washington divided into counties and townships. Delineates towns, waterways, topographical features and railroad lines. Chips and tears to edges. Asher & Adams were publishers based in Washington and New York in the late 19th century.
1855. Sea chart. Lithograph with hand coloring. Image measures 24.5" x 22.25". Attractive sea chart of the northwestern coast of the United States. Includes depths, sailing directions and tidal information. Inset views include "Entrance to Columbia River, Cape Disappointment", "Duncan's Rock and Tahtoosh Island", "Flattery Rocks", "Destruction Island", "Sail Rock and Pt. Grenville", "Tillamook Head", "Cape Lookout" and "Cape Perpetua". Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) was an incredibly prolific surveyor, who worked as the superintendent of the United States Coast Survey...
1855. Map. Hand colored engraving. Page measures 15 3/4" x 18 1/2". Early map of Washington and Oregon from 1855 describing the coastal counties of the two Territories. Proposed Railroad details included. Both regions extend to the Continental Divide. From Colton's Atlas of the World Illustrating Physical and Political Geography, Volume 1. The Colton family was one the most prolific and successful publishers of maps and atlases in the United States. J.H. Colton (1800-1893) founded his business in NYC in 1831.
New York: Johnson & Ward, 1864. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 12.5" x 15.5". Nice map of the west showing Washington, Oregon and the northern part of Idaho. Shows counties, towns, geographical features, Native American tribes, and proposed railroad lines. Minor overall toning, light scattered foxing, chip to lower left corner. Alvin Jewett Johnson (1827-1884) is one of the most prolific American publishers of the 19th century. He opened his own company in 1856 that produced atlases...
Philadelphia: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus Jr. 1881. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 20" x 14.5". Great double page map of Washington and Oregon divided into counties and some townships. Shows towns, waterways, railroads, topographical details and Indian reservations. In excellent condition. Also available in 1882 edition. S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. continued his father's successful mapmaking and publishing business, and was one of the most prolific and renowned 19th century American publishers.
Washington: 1875. Map. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 16" x 25.75". Beautiful map of the Pacific Northwest. Shows counties, towns, railroads and forts. Features beautifully detailed geographic and topographic elements including mountains (and their heights), lakes, canyons, deserts, gold mines, plains, volcanic regions, waterfalls, prairies and valleys. In excellent condition and hard to find. Gaylord Watson was based in Chicago and known for his beautiful coloring.