Auction 123, Lot 203

"Johnson's Nebraska and Kansas", Johnson & Browning

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1860 (circa)

Publication: Johnson's Illustrated Family Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.5 x 12.3 inches
39.4 x 31.2 cm

A fine example of this map showing a huge Nebraska Territory extending to the Canadian border and the Continental Divide. Colorado has not yet formed as Kansas has an extended western border in the Rocky Mountains. It is filled with interesting place names and explorers' routes, numerous forts, explored Pacific railroad routes, and emigrant roads. One of the first atlas maps to locate the new gold rush towns of Denver Cy. and Auroria in western Kansas Territory.

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Condition: B+

A couple of small spots and overall pleasant age toning.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/20/2008

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