STATE AND TERRITORY MAPS
#55 - OREGON
Size: 3" x 5"
Lithographer: Donaldson Bros.
Area: 96,030 sq. mi.
Scenes: Salmon Fisheries
|-- image courtesy of Jerry Anderson
above is a detail image from the back of an
interesting variety of this card reported to me
by Jerry Anderson. It was originally printed
incorrectly, bearing "No 56", which
should be for Maryland. It appears that this error
was discovered before the cards were distributed,
and that a sufficient number of these were wrong
to make it worthwhile for the lithographer to
create an overprint to correct the error. Two
solid bars were printed over the original
"No 56", and the correct number for Oregon, "55", was printed to the right of it.
This type of overprint correction has also been found
on the Maine (#52),
Pennsylvania (#54), Maryland (#56),
West Virginia (#57), Louisiana (#58) and
Florida (#59) cards in this series. Please see the Errors & Curiosities - State Maps page to view examples. I'd
be very interested in hearing from other
collectors who've run across similar misprints on
this and any other Arbuckle cards.
Although the cards in this
series didn't include any additional descriptive
information for the individual states or territories, the
Illustrated Atlas of the United States of America
did devote several paragraphs to