Auction 130, Lot 157

"Johnson's New Military Map of the United States Showing the Forts, Military Posts &c. all the Military Divisions with Enlarged Plans of Southern Harbors…", Johnson & Browning

Subject: United States

Period: 1861 (dated)

Publication: Illustrated Family Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.5 x 17.2 inches
59.7 x 43.7 cm

A full view of the United States showing scores of military posts largely west of the Mississippi and, particularly, in Texas and the Southwest. Nine insets of southern harbor towns are arranged to the right and bottom: Baltimore, Washington, Norfolk, Charleston, Savannah, Key West, Pensacola, Mobile and New Orleans. The seven Military Departments of the United States are delineated. This steel engraved map features Johnson's first edition borders. The map was included in Civil War period atlases and was not included in the list of maps. A nice example.

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Condition: A

Fine original hand coloring, good impression and full, original margins. A couple spots in lower blank margin.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $230

Closed on 12/2/2009

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