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Stock# 19036
Description

Remarkable large format railroad map of Washington Territory and the earliest separately issued map of Washington Territory to appear in a commercial atlas . The map illustrates the early railroads, settlements, Mining Districts, Indian Reservations, Forts and other important early features.

The Asher & Adams atlas was one of the first United States atlases to exclusively feature railroad lines, showing minimal topography (in this later edition more topographical features are added, earlier editions have fewer features shown) and only showing towns on or next to the railroads lines. The 1874 edition is the first to include a separate map of Arizona Territory.

Condition Description
Minor toning in margins.
Asher Biography

Asher & Adams was a New York publishing firm known for their atlases. Notably, their maps were some of the first to prominently exhibit railroad lines, even if this meant a slight reduction in topographical detail. They specialized especially in state and county maps of the United States.

Adams Biography

Asher & Adams was a New York publishing firm known for their atlases. Notably, their maps were some of the first to prominently exhibit railroad lines, even if this meant a slight reduction in topographical detail. They specialized especially in state and county maps of the United States.