Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 219

"New Military Map of the United States Showing the Forts, Military Posts, &c with Enlarged Plans of Southern Harbors", Johnson & Ward

Subject: United States

Period: 1861 (dated)

Publication: Illustrated Family Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 15.8 inches
57.2 x 40.1 cm

This is the more desirable issue of this Civil War period map, showing 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. Nine inset plans detail 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 1863.


Condition: B

Printed on very strong paper for a map of this type. A few light stains, else fine.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $140

Closed on 3/6/2007