"Johnson's New Map of the State of Texas", Johnson & Ward
Period: 1863 (published)
Publication: Illustrated Family Atlas of the World
Color: Hand Color
24 x 17 inches
61 x 43.2 cm
Large, handsome map with county development mostly in eastern Texas and only the three large counties of El Paso, Presidio and Bexar in the west. The panhandle, noted as the Staked Plains (Elevated Table Land, without Wood or Water), includes a large section that is unorganized. There is nice depiction of the wagon roads, many named, with several completed railroads. The inset maps include a 'Plan of Sabine Lake,' 'Plan of the Northern part of Texas,' and 'Plan of Galveston Bay.' The map is surrounded with a decorative latticework border with a star at each corner. Text on verso.
The map is near fine less a clean split in a portion along centerfold, which is closed on verso with archival tape. Good color and strong impression with full margins that have a few minor chips and short tears, not affecting the map.