“New Jersey.” New York: Johnson & War, 1863. Lithograph. 15 1/4 x 12 3/8. Repaired tear into border top right. Else, very good condition.
A detailed map of New Jersey by A.J. Johnson. Johnson, who published out of New York City, was one of the leading cartographic publishers in the latter half of the century, producing popular atlases, geographies and so on. This finely detailed map is an good example of Johnson’s, and thus early American, cartography. Towns, roads, and other signs of progressing settlement are indicated. The clear presentation of cartographic information and the warm hand coloring make this an attractive as well as interesting historical document.