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Damascus, Jerusalem, Palestine half-price antique map Johnson-Ward, c1864.

Damascus, Jerusalem, Palestine half-price antique map Johnson-Ward, c1864.


by Johnson, A.J.

Palestine antique map. Damascus, and Jerusalem (10 Buildings).

Finely engraved colour-printed antique map of Palestine by Johnson and Ward c1863, with contemporary outlining of the regions with pink pen, and scripture, classical and modern place names where applicable. This fine map has a vignette of camels and riders, with the Barada River and City of Damascus beyond; and an Inset at lower right of Jerusalem and 10 Principal Buildings - all enclosed within an intricately engraved geometric border.

Alvin Jewett Johnson (1827-1884) was a prolific American map publisher from 1856 to the mid-1880s. From a poor background, with minimal education, he worked as a school teacher for several years before moving from Vermont to Richmond, Virginia to work as a salesman for map publisher J.H. Colton and Company in 1856. Josephy& Company was set uColton and Company quickly established a fine reputation as mapmakers in America with their accurate maps that were embellished by various finely-engraved decorative borders. Johnson acquired the business from Colton in 1859, and published his first significant work, Johnson’ New Illustrated (Steel Plate) Family Atlas in 1860. These maps were updated and published with a series of partners, and Colton's style of maps continued to be published until 1885.

This is a decorative map with wide borders. There are a few old cellotape repairs into the borders and some damage and loss to the extremity of the page, as well as some printing offset. Further images can be supplied if required. (There are 2 similar-style maps, in good condition, in Africa/Middle East antique map section.)

Page: 520 x 445mm (20.5 x 17.5 inches). External engraved border: 425 x 343mm (16.75 x 13.5 inches)

Stock Number: amJ-WJPal93Price: $65.00