The Colton family were prolific mapmakers in the 19th century, and their distinctive style and recognizable aesthetic transport the viewer back in time. This depiction of the Washington and Oregon territories published in 1880 is no different.
The Oregon Railway and Navigation Company had been founded the year before this map’s publication. They would remain in operation until 1910 when Union Pacific would absorb the company and complete their dominance as the rail provider on the West Coast. With the completion of these lines, the region was able to enjoy access to the eastern reaches of the United States and transport valuable raw materials out.
With this greater access, the two ports in Seattle and Portland respectively were allowed to start competing with the principal port in San Francisco to their south. The region’s primary economic driver at this time was lumber, though in the next decade the Yukon Gold Rush would transform the landscape, and culture forever. The Southwest portion of the territory had been admitted to the Union in 1859, while Washington would have to wait until 1889 to receive statehood.
Settlements in the East were primarily agricultural, and Christian missionary’s flocked to this region. This piety was in stark contrast to the western reaches of the territory, which were considered wild frontiers with sailors arriving en masse and cultures merging. The rich history of the region has been well documented since Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean in the Northwest in 1806.
Our museum quality giclee Washington State Wall Art / Oregon map print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. Shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube your will arrive ready to be framed. This eye-catching vintage Oregon wall art / Oregon poster map / Pacific Northwest Decor makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.
- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1880 Map of Oregon and Washington Territory . Our museum quality maps are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order maps are made in the USA and each map is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
- MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality map print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper posters. We use thick, fine art print quality matte paper. Our professional’s choice matte paper displays artwork in high detail without glare. The color is vibrant and text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1880 Map of Oregon and Washington Territory . This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. A true, accurate piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This 20x24 Inch print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our maps are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each map is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid tube.
- HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. All our maps are proudly made in the USA. Customers all over the world love our vintage maps and we know you will too.