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Auction 191, Lot 784


"American Atlas", Johnson & Browning

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1861 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.1 x 13.3 inches
28.2 x 33.8 cm
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This frontispiece comes from Johnson's American Atlas and shows Native Americans on a high vantage point looking down at the European settlers' rapid westward expansion. In the background are many symbols of development including a railroad, a steamship, a developing town, and a farm. Drawn by Carl Emil Doepler and engraved by C. Wise.


Condition: B+

On a lightly toned sheet with light foxing and soiling that is mostly confined to the margins. There are a couple edge tears in the bottom margin that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $26

Closed on 2/8/2023