Auction 114, Lot 137

"Johnson's New Military Map of the United States Showing the Forts, Military Posts &c. all the Military Divisions with Enlarged Plans of Southern Harbors…", Johnson & Ward

Subject: United States

Period: 1861 (dated)

Publication: Illustrated Family Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 17 inches
59.7 x 43.2 cm

This is the more desirable issue of this Civil War period map, with the state and territory borders instead of the Military Districts. The large western territories include Dakota, which incorporates present-day Montana and part of Wyoming, Nebraska with its western border on Washington and Utah, Washington with the inverted "L" shape encompassing present-day Idaho, a very narrow Nevada, and Arizona located below New Mexico Territory. Hundreds of military forts are located. The map has at bottom and right nine inset plans of the major towns and harbors including Hampton Roads, Charleston Harbor, Key West, Baltimore, Washington, and more. All surrounded by a decorative strapwork border. Most likely published circa 1862.


Condition: B

Fine impression and great original coloring. Map image is very good, with exception of old tape repair on verso to close short tear just to border. The repair has discolored the map at the upper left border. Split at top centerfold.

Estimate: $180 - $200

Sold for: $210

Closed on 3/1/2006