By: Warner & Beers
Date: 1872 (Published) Chicago
Dimensions: 13.5 x 17 inches (34.25 x 43 cm)
This is an authentic, antique map of Washington, Oregon, and the Territory of Alaska by Warner & Beers, published out of Chicago in 1872.
The map is color coded by county and includes a wealth of interesting historical content and cartographic detail. Much of the civilization in Washington and Oregon resides west of the Cascade Mountain Range while the eastern portion of the states remain largely vacant of cartographic detail. In Alaska, very little is known as William Seward had signed a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7.2 million less than 5 five years prior to the publication of this map.
Interesting cartographic notes include the locations of several Native American tribes including the Modocs, Klamath, Shoshone, Wallah Wallahs, Cayuses, Palouse, and Pisquose, to name a few. Other historical points of interest include gold mines, military forts and outposts. In Alaska, one can find Fort Yukon, Fort George, and a "Russian Village." Little would be done with this great land until gold was discovered in the Klondike region of Yukon and some 100,000 prospectors would make the long and arduous journey well into the Alaskan interior.
Condition: This map is in A condition with bright color on lightly toned paper that has ample margins on all sides.
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