Johnson's New Military Map of the United States showing the Forts, Military Posts & all the Military Divisions with Enlarged Plans of Southern Harbors From Authentic Data Obtained at the War Department Washington.
by JOHNSON & BROWNING
New York: Johnson & Browning, 1862. unbound. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 17" x 23.5". This rare 1862 edition map by Johnson and Browning depicts the United States divided into 7 military departments - the Department of the east, the Department of the West, the Department of Texas, the Department of New Mexico, the Department of Utah, the Department of Oregon, and the Department of California. Along the bottom and right borders, the map includes nine insets featuring the southern harbors of Baltimore, Washington and Vicinity, Hampton Roads, Charleston Harbor, the Savannah River, Key West, Pensacola Bay, Mobile Bay, and New Orleans. Throughout the map notes cities, rivers, mountains, and fortifications.Issued as part of the 1862 edition of Johnson's "Illustrated Family Atlas", this map was, unlike most of his maps acquired from Colton, an independent production. Issued mainly due to rising interest in the military placements just as the Civil War broke out, the map does not include a plate number, nor did it appear in the index of the atlas. In later publications of the atlas, additional departments and states replace the 7 military departments.The map is in good condition with minor wear along the centerfold and some toning along the left margin, not affecting the printed area. Minor foxing. Alvin Jewett Johnson (1827-1884) was one of the most prolific American publishers of the 19th century. He opened his own company in 1856 that produced atlases, maps and encyclopedias. The company made great maps based on those by J.H. Colton and Johnson produced a newly updated version every year up until the late 19th century. This fascinating map typifies his creativity that earned him his success. (Inventory #: 269762)
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