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. 1861. Map. Steel engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 11.5" x 14". Classic map of the west, with Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and part of Idaho divided into counties, showing major towns and cities, routes, railroads and geographic features. 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. In excellent condition.
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.