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Auction 193, Lot 194


"Johnson's Nebraska, Dakota, Colorado, & Kansas", Johnson and Ward

Subject: Central & Western United States

Period: 1862 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15.6 x 12.5 inches
39.6 x 31.8 cm
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This map features Nebraska with a long panhandle that extends all the way to about present-day Idaho near Ft. Bridger and Fremont's Peak. Above Nebraska is a huge Dakota Territory that extends all the way to the Canadian border, west to the Continental Divide and east to Minnesota Territory. The map is filled with information and locates numerous Indian tribes, trading posts, wagon roads and trails, exploration routes, mountain peaks, and more. Shows the railroad routes explored by Gov. Stephens, Lt. Beckwith, and Capt. Gunnision, as well as numerous forts and early settlements. The Oregon Trail is shown but not named and several other emigrant roads are shown including several converging on Denver. Names the North, Middle, and South Parks, as well as several forts and a few towns in Colorado. Colorado’s western boundary is not defined and the former Utah designation remains just above the “C” in Colorado indicating an 1862 date is likely. According to the Johnson Map Project, this is version 5.0.


Condition: B+

There is scattered foxing mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/21/2023