Auction 125, Lot 198

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

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1861 (published)

Publication: Johnson's Illustrated Family Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 12.3 inches
38.1 x 31.2 cm

Map shows a huge Nebraska Territory extending to the Canadian border and the Continental Divide and Kansas' 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. This is one of the first atlas maps to locate the new gold rush towns of Denver Cy. and Auroria in the portion of western Kansas Territory that would soon become Colorado Territory.

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Condition: B+

Full margins, original color and good impression. One spot at right margin and another in uncolored Utah, else near fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/24/2008

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