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Description

Highly detailed map of Seattle, Washington, one of the earliest separately issued, locally published maps of Seattle.

The map is readlined to show railroads and street railways. Shows ward boundaries. Includes street index and list of cross references from old to new street names. The map follows after the more common Anderson's New Guide Map of the City of Seattle and environs, Washington, published in 1890, which is printed on a much smaller scale then the present map (the 1890 map extends east to beyond Mercer Island, covering about 4-5 times the area as the present map and much less detail). (See e.g. Library of Congess copy: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g4284s.ct000273 )

Of perhaps equal note, the map includes extensive advertising and a price list for Anderson's other separately printed maps, including a number of maps of the Yukon and other mining regions of Alaska and Washington, and a marvelous testimonial, noting that many of the maps are issued in Blue Print format, in order to facilitate annotations and rapid corrections and additions to the maps, the first reference we have ever seen to the practice of releasing printed maps in blue print format, in order to expedite the printing process of map corrections and additions. The Streeter Sale included 7 of Anderson's maps (3295, 3319, 3401, 3544, 3545, 3581 and 3952), but did not include this map.

One of the most detailed maps of Seattle published in the 19th Century. OCLC locates 2 examples (University of Washington and UC Davis).

Condition Description
Original printed tri-fold covers (chipped). Minor discoloration along several folds and pastedown panel.