Johnsons California Territories or New Mexico and Utah’
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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 Map, Johnson’s western states is one of the most prized maps made by Johnson. Loaded with history this map depicts California, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona, dated 1861. The Pony Express Route, unexplored regions, and explorer routes are illustrated throughout the western. Also detailed are, cities and towns, forts, wagon trails, lakes and rivers, mountains and other topographical marks, gold mines, all Native American Indian Tribes, and early county configurations. The coloring on this map is vivid and bright, and the condition is very good with some age toning along edges.
Condition: Very Good
Map Maker: Johnson and Ward
Coloring: Original Hand Coloring
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