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Auction 157, Lot 229


"[Lot of 2] Johnson's Missouri and Kansas [and] Johnson's Iowa and Nebraska", Johnson & Ward

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1864 (dated)

Publication: Johnson’s New Illustrated (Steel Plate) Family Atlas

Color: Hand Color

23.4 x 17.3 inches
59.4 x 43.9 cm

These two double-page maps are absolutely filled with details, including proposed railroad routes, trails, forts, etc. The map of Missouri and Kansas is adorned with three engraved vignettes: Fire on the Prairie; Spearing Fish; and Santa Fe from the Great Missouri Trail, which shows a joyous wagon train first sighting the town. In Kansas county development is restricted to the eastern portion. The map of Iowa and Nebraska only shows the far eastern portion of Nebraska. Decorative borders.


Condition: A

Clean and bright examples with original color. The map of Missouri and Kansas has a 2" centerfold separation at bottom.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $31

Closed on 5/4/2016