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Johnson's Palestine published by A.J. Johnson, New York. c1874.

Johnson's Palestine published by A.J. Johnson, New York. c1874.

by Johnson, A.J.

Palestine antique map with Peninsula of Mount Sinai.

Finely engraved and coloured antique map of Palestine c1874 by A.J. Johnson, with contemporary colour defining and outlining  the regions - surrounded by an intricately engraved spirograph 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. Joseph Colton & Company had established a fine reputation in America with their accurate maps that were embellished by various finely-engraved decorative borders. Johnson set up his own publishing company in 1859. He published his first significant work, Johnson’ New Illustrated (Steel Plate) Family Atlas in 1860. These maps were updated and published by a series of Johnson partnerships, until 1887.

(Text on the reverse of this map is Historical and Statistical View of Europe.)
There is a large water-stain at lower right, and the left extremity of the page is damaged. To its border the map measure 495 x 290mm (19.1/2 x 11.3/8 inches). The page size is 460 x 340 mm (approximately 18 x 13.3/8 inches).

Stock Number: amJPal.111Price: $220.00