New York: Johnson and Ward, 1863. unbound. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 12.5" x 15" This beautiful 1863 map was issued by Johnson and Ward. The map includes Texas, Guatemala and other nearby regions. It features an inset featuring the Territory and Isthmus of Tehuantepec, the site of a proposed trans-continental canal similar to the Panama Canal. The canal was never built. Several cities, towns, canals, and topographic details are noted throughout the map, including "uninhabited" deserts with "isolated mountains without grass, wood or water..." Features the Johnson border used between 1861 - 1863. The map is in good condition with minor toning and spotting. Exhibits chips along margins, not affecting printed image. 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 #: 267414)
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