Auction 169, Lot 223

"Johnson's California, with Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona", Johnson and Ward

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1864 (dated)

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

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.6 x 16.9 inches
59.9 x 42.9 cm

This is the early 1864 edition in this great series of maps that Johnson produced with constant updates between 1860 and at least 1867. In this edition Arizona still has the county configurations of the old New Mexico Territory, with the addition of Castle Dome and Ewell counties in the south. The Utah/Nevada border is now at 115° and the southern tip of Nevada, including Las Vegas, is part of Arizona Territory. This map was printed from a completely re-engraved plate with much changed in watershed and mountain detail, and several of the earlier notations removed. Details the U.S. Mail routes, the Emigrant road to California, the proposed railroad route through Utah, Nevada and California. The route of the short-lived Pony Express is delineated and named.

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Condition: B

Original color on a lightly toned sheet with a 2" centerfold separation at top and a 3.75" centerfold separation at bottom. There is minor scattered foxing and several small chips and tears along the sheet's edges, a few of which touch the border at bottom.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/12/2018

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