Auction 159, Lot 214

"[Lot of 3] Johnson's Nebraska and Kansas [and] Johnson's Nebraska, Dakota, Colorado, & Kansas [and] Johnson's Nebraska Dakota, Colorado Idaho & Kansas",

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1861-64 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15.4 x 12.5 inches
39.1 x 31.8 cm

A. Johnson's Nebraska and Kansas, by Johnson & Browning, circa 1861 (15 x 12.3"). Map shows a huge Nebraska Territory extending to the Canadian border and the Continental Divide and Kansas' western border is the Rocky Mountains. It is filled with interesting place names and explorers' routes, numerous forts, explored Pacific railroad routes, and emigrant roads. This is one of the first atlas maps to locate the new gold rush towns of Denver Cy. and Auroria in the portion of western Kansas Territory that would soon become Colorado Territory.

B. Johnson's Nebraska, Dakota, Colorado, & Kansas, by Johnson & Ward, circa 1862 (15.4 x 12.5"). 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.

C. Johnson's Nebraska Dakota, Colorado Idaho & Kansas, by Johnson & Ward, circa 1864 (15.8 x 12.8"). 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.


Condition: B+

Light toning with occasional small stains and minor spots.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/14/2016