Tilton, James (Surveyor General). Lithographed by A Hoen.
Surveyor Generals Office. September 20, 1855.
Folding map, uncolored, 14 3/4 x 19 1/4 inches. Cropped lower left margin as published, light toning to vertical fold lines and upper edge, 1/4 inch split at one fold intersection, printers crease to right margin just entering neatline; overall very good condition. A General Land Office map published 2 1/2 years after the Congressional bill creating Washington Territory in March 1853. This is the first Surveyor General's map of Washington Territory, showing the area from the coast to the Rockies. Only the areas along the Willamette Meridian and the guide Meridian have received any surveying attention. Seattle is marked as "STATLE", the endpoint of "Steven's Route Pacific R.R." and of the U.S. Military Road. James Tilton, Surveyor General and lithographed by A. Hoen. Item #27065