JOHNSTON, Alexander Keith (1804-1871)
Stanford's Library Map of North America
London: Edward Standford, 1863 [with additions to 1875]. Engraved map on four sheets, full period hand colouring, sectioned and linen-backed as issued. Inset of the Aleutian Islands. Sheet size: 67 x 57 1/2 inches (if joined). Housed in a red morocco backed box.
Unusual English case map of North America.
Originally published during the American Civil War, this issue includes additions to 1875, particularly seen in the American West. Curiously, the publisher has retained the original hand colouring scheme from the Civil War issue, with the Confederate States uniformly coloured in purple, and the Union states in yellow; the western states and territories are variously coloured. Depicting all of North America, as well as Central American and the Caribbean, the map is accomplished on a large scale (approx. 85 miles to the inch), resulting in impressive detail, showing cities, rivers, roads, forts, peaks and Native American territories. A handsome large map of the North America from the second half of the 19th century.