Hardcover pub. date
January 2001
ISBN 9780871141019 (hardcover)
9-1/2 x 13 inches, 320 pages. Color illustrations and maps. Bibliography. Index.

Atlas of Oregon

Second Edition
William G. Loy, Stuart Allan, James E. Meacham, and Aileen R. Buckley
Published by University of Oregon Press. Distributed by OSU Press.

This beautiful and authoritative volume offers a detailed look at the history, geography, and people of Oregon. Stunning full-color maps are complemented by informative text exploring everything from the earliest settlers to the growth of Oregon vineyards to Portland's traffic jams.

The Atlas maps a world of information, from native cultures, exploration, politics, religion, and economic growth to landforms, volcanoes, lakes, place names, vegetation, and wildlife habitat. Created by an award-winning team of geographers and cartographers, it is both a work of art and a fascinating reference.


  • More than 700 maps, accompanied by hundreds of charts and diagrams
  • Comprehensive reference maps detailing every square mile of the state
  • Information compiled by more than 100 of Oregon's leading economic, scientific, and political experts
  • Digital cartography by the University of Oregon's Department of Geography and Allan Cartography, makers of what the Wall Street Journal calls "the world's most beautiful maps"

Intended for both leisurely browsing and serious research, the Atlas offers a definitive single-volume source of information about the state for students, teachers, business professionals, and everyone who loves Oregon.

About the author

William G. Loy (1936-2003) was professor emeritus of geography at the University of Oregon. He and Stuart Allan oversaw the creation of the first edition of the Atlas of Oregon in 1976.

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Stuart Allan's Allan Cartography has provided cartographic services worldwide and is well known for its Benchmark state road and recreation atlas series as well as its Raven wall maps.

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James E. Meacham is director of the University of Oregon InfoGraphics Laboratory, where he specializes in cartography and geographic information systems research.

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Aileen R. Buckley, assistant professor of geography at the University of Oregon, focuses her research interests on cartographic visualization, geographic information science, and environmental analysis.

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"There's no better snapshot of Oregon, and none more beautiful… So much information, so intelligently presented — the labor, and the love, is obvious on every page."

The Oregonian

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