"Johnson's New Map of the State of Texas", Johnson & Browning
Period: 1861 (circa)
Publication: Illustrated Family Atlas of the World
Color: Hand Color
24.1 x 17 inches
61.2 x 43.2 cm
This is the first state of this handsome map, with county development mostly in eastern Texas and only the three large counties of El Paso, Presidio, and Bexar in the west. The panhandle, noted as the Staked Plain (Elevated Table Land, without Wood or Water), includes a large section that is unorganized. There are numerous wagon roads, a few completed railroads, and the US Mail Route traced on the chart. Insets include a Plan of Sabine Lake, Plan of the Northern part of Texas, and Plan of Galveston Bay. Surrounded by Johnson's early strapwork border, published by Johnson & Browning.
References: Day #1416.
Original color with light toning and soiling. There is an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters less than 2" into image at bottom, and faint damp stains along the bottom edge of the sheet, not entering image.