Early Topographical Maps of the Oregon Coast, 1868-1915  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Title
Early Topographical Maps of the Oregon Coast
Dates
1868-1915 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.25 cubic foot, including 5 maps, (1 map folder)
Collection Number
MAPS CoastTopo
Summary
The Early Topographical Maps of the Oregon Coast document topographical surveys of the central Oregon coast conducted by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1868 and 1887 with updates added through the 1910s. The maps are high-quality reproductions.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Early Topographical Maps of the Oregon Coast document topographical surveys conducted on the central Oregon coast from Cape Foulweather to the Umpqua River in 1868 and 1887 with updates added through the 1910s.. The maps were produced by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey under the supervision of several assistants, A.W. Chase, E.F. Dickins, and Cleveland Rockwell. The 1868 map of Cape Foulweather and the Entrance to Yaquina Bay is at a scale of 1:10,000; the remainder of the maps are at 1:40,000 scale.

The maps are high-quality reproductions and depict elevations, key azimuths, English and Native American names for land features, main trails and roads, common water travel routes, lighthouses, and some information on land use.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Topographical Maps of the Oregon Coast (MAPS CoastTopo), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Topographical Reconnaissance Maps, 1868-1915Return to Top

Series I consists of reproductions of topographical reconnaissance maps of the Oregon Coast prepared by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Register No. 1086: Topography of Cape Foulweather and Entrance to Yaquina Bay
Map prepared by A. W. Chase at a 1:10,000 scale. Map also includes details added through 1915.
1868
1
Register No. 1776: Coast of Oregon from Yaquina Head to Cascade Head
Map prepared by Cleveland Rockwell at a 1:40,000 scale with approximate 50-foot contour intervals. Map also includes details added through 1914.
1887
1
Register No. 1809: Yaquina Bay to Alsea River
Map prepared by E. F. Dickins at a 1:40,000 scale with approximate 50-foot contour intervals. Map also includes details added through 1914.
1887
1
Register No. 1810: Alsea River to Heceta Head
Map prepared by E. F. Dickins at a 1:40,000 scale with approximate 50-foot contour intervals. Map also includes details added through 1914.
1887
1
Register No. 1811: Heceta Head to Umpqua River
Map prepared by E. F. Dickins at a 1:40,000 scale with approximate 50-foot contour intervals. Map also includes details added through 1914.
1887

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Coasts--Oregon--Maps.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Pacific Coast (Or.)--Maps.
  • Yaquina Bay (Or.)--Maps.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Maps.
  • Topographic maps.
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Dickins, E. F. (creator)
    • Rockwell, Cleveland, 1837-1907. (creator)