Auction 123, Lot 225

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

Subject: United States - Southwestern

Period: 1864 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.3 x 17 inches
59.2 x 43.2 cm

A fine stone engraved map dated 1864 but likely published in 1869 or after, based on the completed Pacific Railroad. Arizona Territory has its first four counties, namely Mohave, Yuma, Pima and Yavapai, with Prescott shown as the Capital. New Mexico Territory regains its 'strip' counties. The Utah/Nevada border is now at 114°, its final location. Important features include the U.S. Mail routes, the Emigrant road to California, and the Pacific Railroad route through Utah, Nevada and California, and early county configuration. A lovely example with remarkably fine engraving and detail.


Condition: B+

Some damp staining and soiling in margins, and just reaching into the border at top. Three edge separations have been repaired with archival tape on verso. Beautiful, dark impression and very strong original hand coloring.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/20/2008