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Johnsons New York’

Order Code: JO-1864-NY-STATE Category:

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Near the forefront of the atlas publication industry for a quarter century 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 double page map illustrates the state of New York, with inset maps of Albany, Troy, the vicinity of New York city, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. Counties, cities, towns, rail roads, common roads and topographical features are noted. Fantastic detailing and coloring!’

Size: 23.5 x 17 inches
Condition: Very Good
Map Maker: Johnson and Ward
Coloring: Original Hand Coloring
Year: 1864

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