Ottoman Empire Persia Afghanistan Arabia 1870 Johnson large map hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Johnson's Turkey in Asia / Johnson's Persia Arabia Beloochistan and Afghanistan.
(Middle East, Ottoman Empire, Mesopotamia, Syria, Iraq, Anatolia, Egypt, Armenia, Persia, Syria, Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Holy Land).
Issued New York, 1870 by A.J. Johnson.
Lovely mid-19th century antique engraved and lithographed map with original hand color. Of interest for the depiction of the early travel routes across the various countries and regions.
Nice decorative border which belies the later state from earlier versions. Scarce thus, most Johnson issued maps post-1868 are rather uncommon.
In attractive well preserved condition; overall the image is clean and well preserved. Paper is evenly lightly age toned.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 26" x 18"
Engraved area measures c. 22 1/2" x 16"
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 2, p. 443, noting A.J. imprint only appears 1866-on.