Johnsons Georgetown and the City of Washington The Capital of the United States of America’

Order Code: JO-1864-WASHINGTON-DC Category:

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Near the forefront of the atlas publication industry for a quartercentury was mapmaker and aggressive marketer Alvin Jewitt Johnson. Around 1860, in a transaction that remains somewhat mysterious, Johnson acquired a set of detailed plates from J.H. Colton, one of the foremost mapmakers of the century, and used them to print the Johnson atlas that was to find its way into homes across the country. Johnsons New Illustrated Family Atlas was first published in 1860, and today these maps have become prized collectibles and true works of cartographic art. The attention to detail and fine hand coloring of these maps make them some of the best collectibles maps from the 19th century. This signal page map illustrates Near the forefront of the atlas publication industry for a quarter century was mapmaker and aggressive marketer Alvin JewittJohnson. Around 1860, in a ransaction that remains somewhat mysterious, Johnson acquired a set of detailed plates from J.H. Colton, one of the foremost mapmakers of the century, andused them to print the Johnson atlas that was to find its way into homes across the country. Johnson’s New Illustrated Family Atlas was first published in 1860, and today these maps have become prized collectibles and true works of cartographic art.The attention to detail and fine hand coloring of these maps make them some of the best collectibles maps from the 19th century. This signal page map illustrates Georgetown and Washington D.C. Inset illustrations are included of the Capital building, the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian Institution.


Size: 12.5 x 15.5 inches
Condition: Very Good
Map Maker: Johnson and Ward
Coloring: Original Hand Coloring
Year: 1864

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$275.00