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Washington Territory
"Washington Territory." 1863. 16 5/8 x 21 3/8. Lithograph. Published in Washington by the U.S. Government Printing Office in 1864. Folded as issued. Fragile at folds, but complete.

A fascinating map showing knowledge of this area during the years of the American Civil War. $110



Gray Oregon and Washington
"Oregon and Washington." Philadelphia: O.W. Gray, 1875. 14 3/4 x 12. Lithograph. Original hand color. Very good condition.

A nicely detailed map of the state of Oregon and territory of Washington by the Gray map publishing firm out of Philadelphia. They are shown with their present borders, which were established about a decade before this map. The map shows the considerable development in the region just a year before the nation's centennial. Of particular interest are the railroads, including the California &Oregon and the Northern Pacific as far north as Olympia. $125



W.M. Bradley. "County and Township Map of Oregon and Washington." W.M. Bradley & Bros., 1886. 19 3/4 x 14 1/2. Original hand outline color. Very good condition.

An updated version of Mitchell's County and Township Map of Oregon and Washington published six years later, and showing the expanded development of the platting system of surveying across the west. Informationally little else has been added to this edition. $75



Washington
"Map of Western Washington Showing Density of Merchantable Timber." From U.S. Geographical Survey's Nineteenth Annual Report Part V PL. V. New York: Julius Bien & Co., 1898. 17 3/4 x 14 3/4. Lithograph. Very good condition. $45



Washington
"Map of Washington Forest Reserve, Showing Distribution of Timber Species." From U.S. Geographical Survey's Nineteenth Annual Report Part V PL. LXXV. New York: Julius Bien & Co., 1898. 18 x 16 1/2. Lithograph. Very good condition. $45



Washington
H.B. Ayers, W.G. Steele, and M.W. Gorman. "Map of Washington Forest Reserve, Showing Wooded, Burned, and Restocked Areas and the Density of Merchantable Timber, in Feet B.M." From U.S. Geographical Survey's Nineteenth Annual Report Part V PL. LXXIV. New York: Julius Bien & Co., 1898. 18 x 16 1/2. Lithograph. Very good condition. $45



Washington
Samuel J. Humes. "Highway Map State of Washington." Washington State Highway Department, January 1928. 15 1/2 x 20 3/4 (neat lines) plus full margins. Photostat on heavy paper. Folds from former use. A fine example.

This early highway map plats the entire state and conveys topography, primary and secondary highways with numbers and historic names, while distinguishing among paved, graveled, earth, and proposed roads. An intricate and detailed map. $150



Cram Tacoma
"Tacoma." Chicago: Geo. F. Cram, 1890s. 13 x 8 7/8. Engraving by Geo. F. Cram. Very good condition. $70



Arbuckle Washington
"Washington." New York: Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Company, ca. 1915. Ca. 3 x 5. Chromolithograph by Donaldson Brothers. Very good condition.

A delightful map issued about 1890 by the Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Company. This firm was founded by John and Charles Arbuckle of Pittsburgh, PA. They developed a machine to weigh, fill, seal and label coffee in paper packages, which allowed them to become the largest importer and seller of coffee in the world. Their most famous promotional program involved the issuing of several series of small, colorful trading cards, one of which was included in every package of Arbuckle's Coffee. These series included cards with sports, food, historic scenes, and-one of the most popular-maps. The latter cards included not only a map, but also small illustrations "which portrays the peculiarities of the industry, scenery, etc." of the region depicted. This map of Washington is a wonderful example, including vignette illustrations showing a lumber mill and a cargo ship. $60



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