"Johnson's Nebraska, Dakota, Idaho and Montana", Johnson & Ward
Subject: Central & Western United States
Period: 1865 (dated)
Publication: Johnson’s New Illustrated (Steel Plate) Family Atlas
Color: Hand Color
23.3 x 17.2 inches
59.2 x 43.7 cm
This colorful double-page map shows a very early rendering of Wyoming Territory, organized in 1868. The territory's western boundary is not correctly formed; a pointed projection extends into present-day Idaho in the northwest, with Idaho occupying western Wyoming south of Jackson Hole. The map correctly delineates Montana which, along with Wyoming, was previously contained in a large Idaho territory. Dakota Territory, from which Wyoming was formed, remains undivided. There is excellent detail throughout with scores of place names, roads, watershed, topography, the Emigrant Road, forts, springs, routes of exploration and proposed railroads. The route of the Pony Express & U.S. Mail Route through Utah, Wyoming and Nebraska is delineated.
Original color with a short centerfold separation at bottom and a few minor crease adjacent to centerfold.