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1864 Johnson Map of North America

Johnson's North America. - Main View

1864 Johnson Map of North America


The border of Arizona runs along the 37th parallel to California.



Johnson's North America.
  1864 (undated)     22.25 x 17.25 in (56.515 x 43.815 cm)     1 : 15877000


This is an 1864 A. J. Johnson map of North America. The map depicts the continent of North America from the Arctic Ocean to South America and from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, Greenland, and the West Indies. The United States is depicted as it was during the Civil War, although there is no mention of the division. Several of the states, however, do not appear with their modern-day borders. Nevada, for instance, stops at the 37th parallel, which means that Arizona encompasses the part of Nevada where Las Vegas is located. The Dakotas had not yet been separated, and Idaho encompassed the states of Montana and Wyoming. Oklahoma also remains labeled as Indian Territory. Canada is labeled as British America but is divided into provinces. Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and British Columbia are familiar, whereas New Columbia, Canada East, and Canada West are not. Mexico is also divided into provinces, and Central America is depicted in nearly its modern-day state.

This map was published in the 1864 edition of Johnson's New Illustrated (Steel Plate) Family Atlas. It features the fretwork style border common to Johnson's atlas work from 1863 to 1869. This is the first edition of the Johnson's Atlas to bear the Johnson and Ward imprint and the only edition to identify the firm as the 'Successors to Johnson and Browning (Successors to J. H. Colton and Company).'


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