1860 Africa Johnson Antique Map

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Seller: aniasattic (1,773) 100%, Location: Reston, Virginia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 223365550047 Johnson's AfricaCompiled, Drawn and Engraved under the supervision of J. H. Colton and A. J. Johnson. Despite being advertised at steel engravings, the maps in the 1860 version of Johnson's Family Atlas were in fact hand colored stone lithographs.Continent: AfricaPrint Method: LithographPrint Coloring: Hand ColoredSheet Measures: 26.25 x 17.8 inchesPublisher: Johnson and BrowningPublished Location: RichmondPublished Year: 1860Alvin Jewett Johnson (1827-1884), Starting out at a door to door salesman for book subscriptions, he turned his attention to publishing maps, atlases and books early in his life. Moving to New York City in 1857, he began to support J.H. Colton in the publishing of his atlases. Eventually, Johnson began to publish his own Atlases, becoming a competator to Colton and S. Augustus Mitchell.Joseph Colton Grade: VGCondition: age toning, spotting to image area, staining to margin, center fold as issuedOriginal: Antique OriginalSource: Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas, 1860. From Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas, 1860. Published from 1860 to 1887, these atlases are fascinating because they document the growth of the United States, showing the development of new states and the expansion of railroad lines. Condition: VG: age toning, spotting to image area, staining to margin, center fold as issued, Date Range: 1800-1899, Year: 1860, Cartographer/Publisher: Alvin Jewett Johnson, Format: Atlas Map, Printing Technique: Lithograph, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original

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