Routledge, Fred A. (illus).
Portland, OR. Portland Chamber of Commerce. Ca. 1919.
Brochure titled "Portland Oregon Featuring the Columbia River Highway" unfolds to a color poster-size bird's-eye view map approximately 21 ½ x 33 inches. In the left hand corner of the map, 26 photo vignettes of Columbia Gorge scenery are pictured. The map looks eastward up the river to Maryhill, where the wealthy businessman and "good roads" advocate Sam Hill erected a magnificent residence, and westward to Astoria and the Pacific. A highway extending south from Portland carries the eye to Ashland and the Oregon/California border while a network of volcanic peaks is depicted, beginning with Mount Hood south of the river and extending to Mt. Shasta in California. The High Desert of central Oregon is shown at the top of the map, and throughout can be seen a network of roads connecting the various communities. With his striking bird’s-eye perspective, Routledge unfolds the astonishing terrain comprising a vast portion of Oregon. This early iteration is distinguished by blue sky stretching across the top edge of the map. WorldCat lists only one library as holding this map; the University of California at Berkeley. Item #50477