One of the Earliest Maps of Oregon Published in Oregon -- Portland Publisher
Scarce separately issued map of Oregon by J.K. Gill, the leading local seller of books and stationary in Portland at the time.
The map is hand colored by counties and shows towns, township surveys, topography, rivers, railroads, mountains and other modern details. The treatment of the roads, forts and express stations, etc. is of considerably note.
In northern Baker County, an area is shown with Gold mines, a look at Oregon's richest gold region with a history of mining booms dating back to 1861.
A number of Indian Reservations and other Indian tribal information is give.
The present map is one of the earliest maps published in the state of Oregon. Rumsey notes:
A scarce, early, large scale map of Oregon that precedes the more referenced (Streeter, Graff) map of 1878. . . . A note at the bottom of the map reads "The Author acknowledges the receipt of valuable information from Col. John Mendenhall, 4th Artillery U.S.A. and Jesse Applegate Esq. respecting the "Modoc Country" and the vicinity of Klamath, Wright and Goose Lakes." Colton was used by Gill to do the engraving and printing; by the 1878 edition, Gill was able to accomplish this in Portland.