Johnson 1864 Missouri & Kansas


“Johnson’s Missouri and Kansas.”  From Johnson’s New Family Atlas of the World.  New York: Johnson and Ward, 1864.  17 x 23.  Lithograph.  Original hand color.  Very good condition.

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An early, detailed map of Missouri and Kansas at an important time in the development of both states.  The period following the Civil War was a time when many were moving from the east to the plains and beyond, and Missouri was often their starting point.  This map shows the many roads, trails and railroads in the region, including the Santa Fe Trail.  The state of Kansas, created just a few years before, is particularly interesting in showing significant development in the east, but very little to the west.   Also included are three attractive vignette scenes of the American west.