Johnson 1863 Southwest


“Johnson’s California Territories of New Mexico Arizona Colorado Nevada and Utah.” New York: Johnson & Ward, 1863. 17 1/4 x 24 1/4. Lithograph. Full original hand color. Old separation along centerfold and short repaired tears in margins. A pair of light spots in image. Else very good condition.

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Johnson’s map of the southwest from 1863. This map shows the relatively new territories of Nevada (1861), Colorado (1861) and Arizona (1863). Of note are is that Nevada’s eastern border extends only to the 115th meridian (it would be moved to the 114th the next year) and the southern “tip” of Nevada is still part of Arizona. Also of interest is the indication of both Denver City and Auraria, three years after they had merged into one city. The map contains interesting information on various trails, explorer and postal routes, as well as U.S. forts. Also indicated are the proposed railroad routes