Auction 97, Lot 132

"Johnson's New Military Map of the United States Showing the Forts, Military Posts &c. all the Military Divisions with Enlarged Plans of Southern Harbors…", Johnson and Ward

Subject: United States

Period: 1861 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 17 inches
59.7 x 43.2 cm

This is the more desirable issue of this map, with the state and territory borders instead of the Military Districts. The large western territories include: Dakota, which incorporates present-day Montana and part of Wyoming; Nebraska with its western border on Washington and Utah; Washington with the inverted "L" shape encompassing present-day Idaho; a very narrow Nevada; and Arizona located below New Mexico Territory. Hundreds of military forts are located. The map is includes nine inset plans of the major southern harbors and is surrounded by the strapwork border.


Condition: A

Small fold separations closed with archival tape and a couple of chips in margins. Overall clean and bright

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/5/2001