Lot 220: Rare map of Oregon & Washington 1856

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Lot 220: Author: Trutch, J.W. and G.W. Hyde Title: Preston's Sectional and County Map of Oregon and Washington West of the Cascade Mountains. Compiled from United States Surveys and other authentic sources Place Published: Chicago Publisher: A.H. Burley, Stationers Date Published: 1856 Description: Engraved map, hand-colored in outline. 152,5x53.5 cm (60x21") plus decorative border. Mounted on linen & folded to 35.5x30 (14x11?"), in modern cloth-backed marbled boards folder. Rare and important map the vital western portion of Oregon and Washington. Streeter states that this was the second separate map of the two states, and the first to show Seattle, on both points of which Warren Heckrotte demurs: "Streeter says that this is the second separate map of Oregon and Washington, the first being one of Colton, 1855. However, there is the map by Preston, then Surveyor General, which covers the same area: 'A' Diagram of a Portion of Oregon Territory,' dated 1852, scale 10 miles to an inch. Streeter also suggests that the Trutch map may mark the first appearance of Seattle on a printed map. Not so; one earlier is that by Tilton, Surveyor General: 'Map of a part of Washington Territory,' 1855." Despite this slight demotion in priority, significant and quite striking map, replete in detail of the rapidly developing northwest. Very good condition. Provenance: Maggs, 2/72. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $7000-10000
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