1846 Mitchell - No. 15 Map of Oregon and Upper California

SOLD: 1846 school atlas map of Oregon and Upper California

Title:

No. 15 Map of Oregon and Upper California

Map maker:

Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Mitchell's School and Family Geography

Place and Year:

Philadelphia, 1846

Dimensions:

20.4 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 in)

Technique:

Lithograph

Coloring:

Original hand color

Condition Rating:

VG

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DETAILS

This is the smaller school atlas version of Mitchell's well-known map, which is itself based largely on Fremont's map of 1845.

This edition has the US/Canadian boundary as we know it today with the notation "Boundary of 1846." Upper California extends eastward to the Rio Grande and Oregon Territory to the Continental Divide. The map delineates the Oregon Route (Oregon Trail) in good detail as it winds from the Sweetwater River through South Pass to Oregon City.

Numerous Indian tribes and villages and forts are located. An early depiction of the Great Basin is here called the Great Interior Basin of California.

At lower left is the inset "Map of the Columbia River from the Cascades to the Pacific Ocean" which locates Oregon City, Ft. Vancouver, a mission on the Columbia, Mt. Hood, and Mt. St. Helens with a height of 13, 300 feet.

CONDITION NOTES

Original color with light soiling and a few tiny edge tears that have been professionally repaired.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00289

REFERENCES

Wheat (TMW) #518; Wheat (Gold) #28.

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