Australia 1864 Johnson & Ward antique map Tooley #753 No Queensland
Australia 1864 Johnson & Ward antique map Tooley #753 No Queensland Australia 1864 Johnson & Ward antique map Tooley #753 No Queensland
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Johnson's Australia.

(Oceania- Pacifica)

Issued 1864, NY by Johnson and Ward. Torrens basin shown as a hook shape, no Queensland shown yet.

Beautiful mid-19th century antique map, lithographed with original hand color.

There are numerous variant versions of this map, this J & W imprint only occurring briefly between c. 1862-66.

Light uniform paper age toning, some old soft wrinkle-folding across map which we find easy to forgive or overlook, light age spotting and surface soiling, nothing offensive, still a nice visual appeal.

An attractive American map produced during the Civil War, one of numerous variants which would make an interesting run assembled together for comparison purposes.

Sheet measures c. 14" x 17 3/4".

Printed area measures c. 12 5/8" x 15 5/8".

Ristow, American Maps & Mapmakers, 325.

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 2, p. 443.

Tooley's Mapping of Australia, 753, plate 58 (variant imprint & plate number #93 on this example).

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