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Auction 146, Lot 829

Complete Presentation Example with Gilt Edges

"Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World…", Johnson & Ward

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1866 (published)


Color: Hand Color

15 x 19 inches
38.1 x 48.3 cm
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This complete folio atlas includes the beautiful American Atlas frontispiece showing Native Americans overlooking a rapidly developing river valley, several interesting thematic maps, and a plate showing the flags of all nations. Many of the maps feature engraved vignettes, first seen in 1863. Also included is the uncommon Johnson's Nebraska, Dakota, Idaho and Montana, a colorful double-page map that shows a very early rendering of Wyoming Territory with its western boundary incorrectly formed; extending here into present-day Idaho in the northwest, with Idaho taking up the present-day Wyoming region south of Jackson Hole to include the Tetons. On this edition the western portion of Montana called Missoula is correctly contained within the territory's boundary. The map of Texas Johnson's New Map of the State of Texas is boldly colored and shows county development to the eastern border of the panhandle to include the new counties of Hardeman, Knox, Haskell, Jones, Taylor, Runnels, Concho, Menard, Kimble, and Edwards. Further west the huge unorganized area is comprised of the regions of Presidio, El Paso, and Bexar. This edition includes the Civil War-era Map of the Vicinity of Richmond from War Department records. Complete with 105 maps on 63 sheets as called for on the list of maps. Folio, original full leather with maroon embossed boards and gilt titling with all edges gilt (a.e.g.).


Condition: B+

The maps are good to very good with scattered foxing and light toning along the edges of the sheet. Binding is very good with only light wear. The hinges are starting and there are bumped edges on cover and spine.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 9/4/2013