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1863 Johnson Map of Mexico and Texas

Johnson's Mexico. - Main View

1863 Johnson Map of Mexico and Texas


Johnson and Ward's beautiful map of Mexico and parts of Texas.



Johnson's Mexico.
  1863 (undated)     13 x 17 in (33.02 x 43.18 cm)     1 : 8236800


An excellent 1863 example of Johnson and Ward's map of Mexico and Texas. Like most of Johnson's maps, this map was derived from an earlier map by J. H. Colton issued in 1855. Covers all of modern day Mexico as well as most of Texas, Guatemala, Belize, and adjacent regions. Includes some interesting notations such here and there as 'Uninhabited,' and 'isolated maintains without grass wood or waters...' An inset map in the lower left corner details the Territory and Isthmus of Tehuantepec - the site of a proposed but never built Panama-like trans-continental canal. This map also identifies various cities, towns, forts, rivers, rapids, mountain passes, fords, and an assortment of additional topographical details. Map is hand colored in pink, green, yellow and blue pastels to define national and regional boundaries.

The map features the strapwork style border common to Johnson's atlas work from 1860 to 1863. Published by Johnson and Ward as plate no. 60 in the scarce 1863 edition of Johnson's Family Atlas.


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