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Auction 135, Lot 152

"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

23.5 x 17 inches
59.7 x 43.2 cm

This interesting Civil War period map presents a full view of the United States with the seven Military Departments delineated. It shows 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. This map was only included in the Johnson's atlases published by Johnson and Browning in the early years of the Civil War. It was replaced by a map of the same title that shows the territorial boundaries instead of the military departments.


Condition: B+

Original color with faint toning along the centerfold and some minor damp stains in the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/16/2011