1864 Johnson Family ATLAS Geography Color MAPS Texas California New York HUGE

JOHNSON, Alvin Jewett.

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“The most unusual issue of the Johnson Family Atlas!”

 

An incredible Civil War-era family atlas! This 102-map atlas consists of colored J.H. Colton maps of states, cities, United States, and countries of the world! Individual maps from this collection are highly sought after and can be found for sale for nearly $500 by themselves! The double-page illustration of the world maps is particularly fine. Alvin Johnson was a famous map publisher in the mid-19th-century. Historians speculate that J.H. Colton sold the rights to his maps to Johnson, and the result was the masterpiece! According to Geographicus, “The 1863 issue of the Family Atlas was the most unusual, it being a compilation of older Johnson and Browning maps, updated 1862 Johnson and Ward map issues, and newer 1863 maps with a revised border design.”

 

Also included is a fascinating 19th century deed for the purchase of land in the state of Pennsylvania as well as the “Articles of Agreement” for an oil lease. The oil rush in America started in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in the Oil Creek Valley when Edwin L. Drake struck “rock oil” there in 1859.

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1864 Johnson Family ATLAS Geography Color MAPS Texas California New York HUGE

 

“The most unusual issue of the Johnson Family Atlas!”

 

An incredible Civil War-era family atlas! This 102-map atlas consists of colored J.H. Colton maps of states, cities, United States, and countries of the world! Individual maps from this collection are highly sought after and can be found for sale for nearly $500 by themselves! The double-page illustration of the world maps is particularly fine. Alvin Johnson was a famous map publisher in the mid-19th-century. Historians speculate that J.H. Colton sold the rights to his maps to Johnson, and the result was the masterpiece! According to Geographicus, “The 1863 issue of the Family Atlas was the most unusual, it being a compilation of older Johnson and Browning maps, updated 1862 Johnson and Ward map issues, and newer 1863 maps with a revised border design.”

 

Also included is a fascinating 19th century deed for the purchase of land in the state of Pennsylvania as well as the “Articles of Agreement” for an oil lease. The oil rush in America started in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in the Oil Creek Valley when Edwin L. Drake struck “rock oil” there in 1859.

 

Item number: #13572

Price: $2500

 

JOHNSON, Alvin Jewett.

 

Johnson’s new illustrated family atlas: with physical geography, and with descriptions, geographical, statistical and historical, including the latest federal census.

 

New York: Johnson and Ward, 1864.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete
    • 123, [1]
    • 102 plates
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather;
    • some detached pages
    • Pages can be brittle and should be handled with care
  • Size: ~18.75in X 14.75in (47.5cm x 37.5cm)
  • Exceedingly rare, desirable, and valuable in this complete and beautiful state

 

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13572

Categories

Medicine & Science

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

JOHNSON, Alvin Jewett.

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete