"[Lot of 2] Johnson's Nebraska, Dakota, Colorado, & Kansas [and] Johnson's Nebraska Dakota, Colorado Idaho & Kansas",
Subject: Central United States
Period: 1861-64 (circa)
Publication: Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas
Color: Hand Color
A. Johnson's Nebraska, Dakota, Colorado, & Kansas, by Johnson & Browning, circa 1861 (15.5 x 12.5"). This colorful map features Nebraska with a long panhandle to about present-day Idaho near Ft. Bridger and Fremont's Peak. Above Nebraska is a huge Dakota Territory that extends all the way to the Canadian border, west to the Continental Divide and east to Minnesota Territory. The map is filled with information and locates numerous Indian tribes, trading posts, wagon roads and trails, exploration routes, mountain peaks, and more. It shows the railroad routes explored by Gov. Stephens, Lt. Beckwith, and Capt. Gunnision, numerous forts and early settlements. The Oregon Trail is shown, but not named, and several other emigrant roads are traced including several converging on Denver. North, Middle, and South Parks, as well as several forts and a few towns are shown in Colorado. Condition: The sheet is lightly cockled with light scattered foxing and a few stains in the Dakota Territory. (B)
B. Johnson's Nebraska Dakota, Colorado Idaho & Kansas, by Johnson & Ward, circa 1864 (15.7 x 12.7"). Handsome map that depicts the Dakota Territory and a portion of the huge Idaho Territory as it was prior to the creation of Montana and Wyoming. There is early detail of topography and watershed. Numerous exploration and wagon routes in addition to the proposed routes for the Pacific railroads are identified. Indian tribes and army forts are noted. Decorative scroll-style border. Condition: Minor scattered foxing and faint show-through of chart on verso. (B+)
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