"Johnson's California Territories of New Mexico and Utah", Johnson and Ward
Subject: Southwestern United States
Period: 1862 (published)
Publication: Illustrated Family Atlas
Color: Hand Color
24 x 16.8 inches
61 x 42.7 cm
One of the most desirable from this series. "Arrizona" shows up in the southern 1/3 of New Mexico Territory. This is thought to represent the Confederate Territory of Arizona that existed for nearly a year from August 1861 until July of 1862. The Confederate General Baylor appointed himself the territorial governor and claimed all of New Mexico Territory south of the 34th Parallel. Here the Utah/Nevada border is at 116°. Filled with historical notes and two interesting notations. One note in the area of Quartzite, Arizona refers to the area as being "exceedingly fertile and abundantly timbered and well watered." Details the U.S. Mail routes, the Emigrant road to California, the proposed railroad route through Utah, Nevada and California, and the Pony Express trail.
Nice example with very good coloring and a strong, clean impression. Marginal toning and split on lower centerfold, not entering border.