A.J. Johnson. "Johnson's Kentucky and Tennessee."
New York: Johnson & Ward, 1862. 17 x 24. Lithograph. Full original hand-color. Three vignettes. Barbed wire border. Few minor stains in uncolored portions of map. Else, good condition.
An attractive map from A. J. Johnson's atlas issued just prior to the Civil War. Johnson, who published out of New York City, was one of the leading cartographic publishers in the latter half of the century, producing popular atlases, geographies and so on. This finely detailed map is a good example of Johnson's work. Townships, towns, roads, rail lines, rivers and lakes are shown throughout. Of particular note is the extensive road and rail network in the states that would become so important in the forthcoming conflict. The clear presentation of cartographic information and the hand coloring make this an attractive as well as interesting historical document. It is an excellent example of Johnson's, and thus American, cartography.