Johnson and Ward. "Johnson's Illinois."
New York: Johnson and Ward, 1862. 16 ¾ x 12 ½. Lithograph. Full original hand-color. Barbed wire border. With vignette of Court House Chicago. Stains in title area. Else, very good condition.
An attractive map of Illinois from A.J. Johnson's mid-nineteenth century atlas of the world. 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, and thus early American, cartography. Townships, towns, roads, rail lines, rivers and lakes are shown throughout. The clear presentation of cartographic information and the warm hand coloring make this an attractive as well as interesting historical document.