1889 "The Pacific States and Territories"

Presented is an uncommon 1889 map of the western United States, titled “The Pacific States and Territories.” The vertical map depicts the Western states at the time: Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. They are bordered by British America to the north, Lower California, Mexico and Texas to the south, and North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Texas to the east. The map provides a fascinating look at the western states of the United States, just before the turn of the century. 

In addition to excellent topographical detail of mountain ranges, the map identifies towns and cities, rivers, lakes, deserts and valleys. Crisscrossing across the states, railroad routes are identified with hatched blacklines.  Death Valley, Yosemite, Yellowstone National Park, as well as the key mining towns, like Virginia City and Placerville, are other notable spots found on this fascinating map.


Good condition, overall. Some toning to paper. Faint stain to lower left corner. Colored map. Title printed in cartouche at lower left. Map measures 11 1/4" H  x 9 3/4" W. 

Map is artfully framed with acid-free mats, an attractive dark brown top mat, UV Conservation clear glass, and a custom-built wooden frame.

Framed Dimensions: 16 1/4" H x 14 1/4" W x 1" D.

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