Auction 160, Lot 805

Complete Edition

"Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World, with Physical Geography, and with Descriptions Geographical, Statistical, and Historical...", Johnson, A. J.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1866 (published)


Color: Hand Color

14.8 x 18.6 inches
37.6 x 47.2 cm

This complete folio atlas includes the beautiful American Atlas frontispiece showing Native Americans overlooking a rapidly developing river valley, several interesting thematic maps, and a plate showing the flags of all nations. Many of the maps feature engraved vignettes, first seen in 1863. Also included is the uncommon Johnson's Nebraska, Dakota, Idaho and Montana, a colorful double-page map that shows a very early rendering of Wyoming Territory with its western boundary incorrectly formed; extending here into present-day Idaho in the northwest, with Idaho taking up the present-day Wyoming region south of Jackson Hole to include the Tetons. On this edition the western portion of Montana called Missoula is correctly contained within the territory's boundary. Johnson's New Map of the State of Texas is boldly colored and shows county development to the eastern border of the panhandle to include the new counties of Hardeman, Knox, Haskell, Jones, Taylor, Runnels, Concho, Menard, Kimble, and Edwards. Further west the huge unorganized area is comprised of the regions of Presidio, El Paso, and Bexar. This edition includes the Civil War-era Map of the Vicinity of Richmond from War Department records. Complete with 105 maps on 63 sheets as called for on the list of maps. Hardbound in original green cloth with quarter calf spine and tips with titling in gilt on front cover and spine.


Condition: B+

The maps are good to mostly very good with light scattered foxing and light toning. The United States map has a 4" fold separation at bottom (B), and the map of Massachusetts/Connecticut/Rhode Island is severed at lower left (C). Covers and spine have moderate wear and soiling.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $750

Closed on 11/16/2016