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Auction 123, Lot 846

"Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World…", Johnson and Ward

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1865 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15 x 18.5 inches
38.1 x 47 cm

This fine folio atlas includes the beautiful American Atlas frontispiece showing Native Americans overlooking a rapidly developing river valley, several interesting thematic maps, and a plate showing the flags of all nations. Also included is the uncommon Johnson's Nebraska, Dakota, Idaho and Montana, a colorful double-page map that shows a very early rendering of Wyoming Territory with its western boundary incorrectly formed; extending here into present-day Idaho in the northwest, with Idaho taking up the present-day Wyoming region south of Jackson Hole. This map shows Montana with a separate western region called Missoula , which is situated between the Rocky Mountains and the eastern Idaho boundary. There is excellent detail throughout with scores of place names, roads, watershed, topography, the Emigrant Road, forts and springs. Complete with 105 maps on 63 sheets as called for on the List of Maps. Hardbound in original green cloth with quarter calf spine and tips with titling in gilt on front cover and spine.


Condition: B+

Maps generally good to very good with occasional spots and light damp stains. The map of Wisconsin and Michigan has a centerfold tear with significant loss. Binding is tight with stained and scuffed covers and some loss of leather on tips and spine.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,200

Sold for: $2,750

Closed on 2/20/2008