Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 301

"California, also Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona", Johnson, A. J.

Subject: United States - Southwestern

Period: 1864 (dated)

Publication: New Illustrated Family Atlas

Color: Hand Color

22 x 15.5 inches
55.9 x 39.4 cm

A fine stone engraved map dated 1864 but likely published in 1869 or after based on the lacy decorative border. The Pacific Railroad is shown completed through Utah so it cannot have been published earlier than 1869. Arizona Territory has its first four counties, namely Mohave, Yuma, Pima and Yavapai. New Mexico Territory regains its 'strip' counties. The Utah/Nevada border is now at 114°, it's final location. The Pony Express route was shown on earlier editions, but is not present on this map. Details many explorer's routes, a number of emigrant roads to California, and the Pacific Railroad route through Utah, Nevada and California.


Condition: B

Toned as is common for this map. Light damp stain at upper margin, not affecting map. A couple short tears in lower blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/6/2007