San Francisco: Edgar Williams & Co., 1878. Very Good. First Edition. Folio, [17.5x14.5in]; , index, 6-104 pp., 40 pages of 24 hand-colored maps and 31 hand-colored City, Town and Village plats (all but one on double-pages), 58 lithographic illustrations of residences, farms, ranches and commercial properties, 49 biographies of noted property owners, and other information on Marion and Linn Counties; Half bound in dark brown cloth and black morocco with blind stamped design on front and back, gilt lettering on front, all edges trimmed, red ink tinted edges; Typical wear to covers, edges and corners with the some fraying of the cloth at the edge of the spine leather backing, rubbing on all edges and corners bumped with portions fraying to exposed boards, hinges loose and front holding by hinge reinforced tape binding, end papers fragile and text block edges worn with small chips, red tint edges faded, some soiling and finger smudges along edges of text block and margins of pages, maps and illustrations are bright and clean, except as noted. Item #13527
This was the first county atlas of Oregon. The maps are very detailed with geographical, commercial and political features. The illustrations depict the residences, farms, commercial activities and public buildings in the counties with great detail. The history of the counties and leading citizen's biographical narratives provide much detail to the settlement of the counties. Marion and Linn counties are the heart of the Willamette Valley and the population center of Oregon in the 1870's. The capitol city of Salem and major city of Albany are in these counties.
Also includes tipped in local newspapers Greater Oregon, Albany, April 13, 1945, pages 3 - 6; Greater Oregon, February 5, 1937, complete pages 1-8; Herald-Disseminator, Albany, February 1, 1889, complete; State Rights Democrat, Albany, October 7, 1870, complete, very fragile; State Rights Democrat, Albany, March 13, 1869, complete, very fragile.