McIlwraith, W. F. (illus).
Portland, OR. Binfords & Mort. Circa 1966?
Color pictorial / pictographic map with pictorial border, 17 1/4 x 32 3/4 inches on sheet size 19 3/4 x 35 inches. Small right stain to upper right margin (outside map area), some soft creases from rolling, a few very short tears (up to 1/4 inch) to edges; very good, bright condition. This is the earliest of the maps of this title produced by the Portland Oregon publishing company of Binfords and Mort, being a reproduction of a 1933 map by W. F. McIlwraith. This edition of the map is significantly superior in coloration and printing to the later 1980 edition that the firm published. The small cartouche at lower right contains the words "Copyright 1933 W.F. McIlwraith" with the additional identification "These Maps published by Binfords and Mort, Portland, Ore." in the lower margin. The handsome bird's eye view style map covers the expanse from Westport in the east to the Pacific coast, with the Rocky Mountains, major forts and missions etc pictured, along with herds of buffalo, the title covering the distance: "From Westport, now Kansas City by way of Forts Kearney, Laramie, Bridger, Hall and Boise, also the Sublette and Lander Cutoffs, and the Bozeman and Applegate Trails and the Overland Trail to the Sacramento Valley and the California Gold Mines." The pictorial border depicts people of historical interest to the history of the North West, with a freize of wagon trains and the state seals forming the upper and lower border. Item #56290
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