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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1866Johnson & WardNew YorkJohnson's New Map of the State of Texas$400 Picture

A lithographed map, with hand colored wash.

Size: 26 1/4" inches X 18 inches; Scale: 1 inch = approximately 38 miles.

Map Type: Atlas

This is a superior copy, with strong lines and vivid color.

This map of Texas is from the 1866 edition of Johnson & Ward's Illustrated Family Atlas published during the reconstruction period after the American Civil War.

Noted on the map is "El Llano Estacado" or The Staked Plain. Also noted as "Elevated Table Land without Wood or Water" in direct conflict with John Arrowsmith's observations of this area of the state. Other features illustrated springs, passes, trading posts, and forts.

Counties are illustrated in different colors. Illustrates named roads between towns. Railroads are depicted in the southeast corner of the State. Topographical features include mountains and many rivers and their tributaries.

Western Texas consists of El Paso, Bexar, and Presidio territories. The map shows many military installations, including Fort Duncan and Phantom Hill. The Fort Ewell Rifles Military Station is identified in southern Texas. "German Settlements", "Indian Reserve", "Wichita Village", and "Wells Road" locations are noted along with many other long forgotten places.

A decorative border frame makes this map very attractive.

Inset maps of Sabine Lake, Northern Texas, and Galveston Bay.

References: A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, #843, Phillips, P.L, Government Printing Office, Washington; American Maps and Mapmakers, page 325, Ristow, George, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1985.

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