Auction 126, Lot 237

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

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1870 (circa)

Publication: Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.3 x 16.5 inches
59.2 x 41.9 cm

This map is nearly identical to the late 1864 edition and shows the original four counties of Yavapai, Mohave, Yuma and Pima in the newly organized Arizona Territory. The Utah/Nevada border is now at 114° and Arizona has its final borders. Historic details include the U.S. Mail routes, the Emigrant roads to California, and the proposed railroad route through Utah, Nevada and California. This interesting variation has different borders and the Pony Express Route has been removed from the plate. Terrific details throughout.

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Condition: A

Beautiful, full hand coloring, dark impression and full margins. Some marginal toning or staining. A trace of light offsetting, still a very good example.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/3/2008

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