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