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 Johnson  &   Ward:  Johnson's California, Territories of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah

Maps of California (California, Nevada, Arizona)

Title: Johnson's California, Territories of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah

Map Maker:  Johnson  &    Ward

Place / Date: New York / 1863

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 24 x 17 inches

Condition: VG

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 51115


Interesting map of California and the Southwest hand colored by counties and showing a number of interesting territorial anomalies.

Nevada has its lower corner truncated, leaving Las Vegas in Arizona. Utah extends approximately 1 degree too far to the west, prior to the last set of reductions undertaken by the US Government. Several counties still extend into both Arizona and New Mexico. In each of the states and territories, the county configurations are still largely incomplete.

This is one of the most detailed accurate commercial maps of the era. It includes explorers routes, the major routes of commerces, towns, forts, Indian Tribes, mountains, rivers, roads, mining districts, proposed railroad routes, important dates in the evolution of the US-Mexico Boundary, etc.  Johnson's map of the West is one of the most interesting and collectable maps of the period. The maps were updated annually or more often, showing profound territorial boundary changes and county formations from year to year and even within a single year. A comprehensive collection of maps of the American West is incomplete without a good run of these maps.

Condition Description: Centerfold repair. Some foxing.

Related Categories:
Maps of California (California, Nevada, Arizona)
Maps of the Rocky Mountains (Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, New Mexico)
Maps of Southwest America (Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Texas)

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