"Johnson's Nebraska, Dakota, Idaho and Montana", Johnson and Ward
Subject: Northwestern United States
Period: 1865 (dated)
Publication: Illustrated Family Atlas
Color: Hand Color
23.4 x 17 inches
59.4 x 43.2 cm
This colorful double-page map shows a very early rendering of Wyoming Territory, organized in 1868. The territory's western boundary is not correctly formed; it extends into present-day Idaho in the northwest, with Idaho taking up the present-day Wyoming region south of Jackson Hole. The map correctly shows Montana which, along with Wyoming, was previously contained in a large Idaho territory. Dakota Territory, from which Wyoming was formed, remains undivided. There is excellent detail throughout with scores of place names, roads, watershed, topography, the Emigrant Road, forts, springs, and lots more. The route of the Pony Express & U.S. Mail Route through Utah, Wyoming and Nebraska is delineated. The map retains the 1865 copyright date, but was published circa 1867-8.
The map image is near fine, but the margins have a couple chips, short tears and toning from an old framing job.