Auction 160, Lot 200

"Johnson's Pennsylvania Virginia Delaware and Maryland", Johnson & Ward

Subject: Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1863 (circa)

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

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.5 x 17.3 inches
62.2 x 43.9 cm

This handsome map of the Mid-Atlantic states appeared in Johnson's atlases in 1863. It is the first version of this map to include the new state of West Virginia. The name "Virginia" is still seen spilling into the lower portion of the new West Virginia. Counties, towns and cities, roads, and railroads are located. The map features three striking vignettes, depicting the University of Virginia, Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy at the time, and Fort Monroe in Hampton. Surrounded by a lovely strapwork border.

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Condition: B+

Original color with short, archivally repaired centerfold separations at top and bottom. There are a few tiny edge tears and light toning along the edges of the sheet, entering map border at bottom.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $75

Closed on 11/16/2016

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