Auction 142, Lot 206

"Johnson's California, with Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona", Johnson and Ward

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1862 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Family Atlas

Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 17 inches
59.7 x 43.2 cm

This is an early edition in this great series of maps that Johnson produced with constant updates between 1860 and at least 1867. In this edition Arizona still has the county configurations of the old New Mexico Territory, with the addition of Castle Dome and Ewell counties in the south. The Utah/Nevada border is now at 115° and the southern tip of Nevada, including Las Vegas, is part of Arizona Territory. This map was printed from a completely re-engraved plate with much changed in watershed and mountain detail, and several of the earlier notations removed. Details the U.S. Mail routes, the Emigrant road to California, the proposed railroad route through Utah, Nevada and California. The route of the short-lived Pony Express is delineated and named.


Condition: B

Short centerfold separations at top and bottom along with two edge tears at top that just enter the border have all been closed with archival tape on verso. There is light toning, a few small chips in the bottom blank margin, and a damp stain in the left and right blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/28/2012