Kansas & Missouri Scenes of Prairie Life 1864 Johnson & Ward civil war era mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Johnson's Missouri and Kansas.
(North America, United States, Midwest, Missouri, Kansas, Santa Fe, Missouri Trail, Spear Fishing, Prairie Fire).
Issued 1864, New York by Johnson & Ward.
Large civil war era mid 19th century lithographed map with original hand color.
Excellent decorative version of this transitional map which features three wood engraved vignettes, including on of Native American Indians on horseback fleeing a prairie fire, a emmigrant party with covered wagon on the way to Santa Fe New Mexico Terr. via the Missouri Trail and spearing fish at night on a river. The western region of Kansas i stil undevided into counties.
A decorative scrolled border adds to the visual appeal of the map. These borders changed over time and help to identify different states and issues of Johnson maps, which makes them an interesting area to collect.
Closed 3.5" split at base of centerfold which could easily be made to visually disappear if map were framed for display.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, light soiling and small scattered spotting, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Original center fold as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 18" H x 26 1/2" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 2, pp. 443