Auction 137, Lot 381

"Johnson's New Map of the State of Texas", Johnson & Browning

Subject: Texas

Period: 1861 (published)

Publication: Illustrated Family Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

24 x 17 inches
61 x 43.2 cm

The first edition of this handsome map, with county development mostly in eastern Texas and only the three large counties of El Paso, Presidio, and Bexar in the west. The panhandle, noted as the Staked Plain (Elevated Table Land, without Wood or Water), includes a large section that is unorganized. There are numerous wagon roads, a few completed railroads, and the US Mail Route traced on the chart. Insets include a Plan of Sabine Lake, Plan of the Northern part of Texas, and Plan of Galveston Bay. Surrounded by Johnson's early strapwork border. Blank on verso.

References: Day #1416.

Condition: B

Original color with light toning and some faint stains. A couple of minute holes in blank areas of map image and some insignificant short tears in blank margins that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/14/2011