Auction 149, Lot 179

"Johnson's Nebraska, Dakota, Colorado, & Kansas", Johnson & Ward

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1862-63 (published)

Publication: Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.4 x 12.5 inches
39.1 x 31.8 cm

This colorful map features Nebraska with a long panhandle that extends all the way 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. Shows the railroad routes explored by Gov. Stephens, Lt. Beckwith, and Capt. Gunnision, as well as numerous forts and early settlements. The Oregon Trail is shown but not named and several other emigrant roads are shown including several converging on Denver. Names the North, Middle, and South Parks, as well as several forts and a few towns in Colorado.

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Condition: B+

Original color with light scattered foxing and some minor toning that is mostly concentrated in the blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 5/21/2014

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