Auction 108, Lot 170

"Johnson's California Territories of New Mexico and Utah", Johnson & Browning

Subject: United States - Southwestern

Period: 1861 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Family Atlas

Color: Hand Color

24.2 x 17.8 inches
61.5 x 45.2 cm

A nice example of this early map from Johnson's Southwest series. The Confederate Territory of Arizona appears in the southern third of New Mexico Territory along with the Gadsden Ten Million Purchase of Mexico. Nevada Territory makes an early appearance with its boundary with Utah beginning near the Great Salt Lake but wandering south-southwest from Lake Sevier. Filled with historical notes and notations including one curious note near Quartzite, Arizona referring to the area as being "fertile and abundantly timbered and well watered." Details the Emigrant Road, the Hastings Road, and the routes of numerous explorers and military expeditions. The Gold Region of present-day Colorado is prominently shown in what was then Kansas. A scarce and most desirable version of this map.


Condition: B

Fine impression and original coloring with full margins. Two insignificant spots, short centerfold split, else very good. A bit of toning in upper margin.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/29/2004