"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
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.
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.