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1864 Johnson Map of Central America

Johnson's Central America. - Main View

1864 Johnson Map of Central America




Johnson's Central America.
  1864 (undated)     12.5 x 15.5 in (31.75 x 39.37 cm)


This is A. J. Johnson and Ward's 1864 map of Central America. Covers Central America from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico to the Bay of Panama. Shows the countries of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Jamaica appears in the upper right corner. Shows proposed roadways, cities, rivers, and ferry crossings. The lower left hand quadrant features three inset maps. In a clockwise fashion from top left these detail the Isthmus of Panama, the Nicaragua Route to the Pacific, and the Harbor of San Juan de Nicaragua. Two additional insets on the right hand side of the map show Aspinwall City and the City of Panama. Features the fretwork border common to Johnson's atlas work from 1864 to 1869. Based on a similar 1855 map by J. H. Colton. Steel plate engraving prepared by A. J. Johnson for publication as page no. 69 in the 1864 edition of his New Illustrated Atlas…


Johnson, A. J., Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas. (1864 A. J. Johnson & Ward edition)    


Very good condition. Text on verso. Light overall toning.


Rumsey 2905.033 (1860 edition). Phillips (atlases) 6140-50 (1860 edition).