China 1862Map Description Colour Reproduction of Johnsons Map of China 1862
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Originally published by the legendary American mapmaker A. J. Johnson. It depicts China. This map also contains an inset map of Canton and the Harbor and Island of Amoy.
Political boundaries as well as major rivers, territories, and counties are carefully labelled. Also included are mineral deposits, major roads, trade routes, and proposed railroads. Further, all notable mountains, swamps, passes, mines, and even important trading posts are labelled. All major bodies of water, rivers, mountains, islands, and sub regions are labelled. All major cities are also labelled. Most major national and local political distinctions are outlined and defined by vibrant color.
This stunning map originates from a steel plate lithograph which has been hand colored in wonderfully intense reds, greens, and yellows. This particular year, 1862, represents one of the finest and rarest Johnson’s maps made as it is of high quality and early date, when few Johnson’s atlases were produced. It was originally part of the fantastic Johnson’s New Family Atlas. This atlas is highly regarded because of its superb, vivid hand colouring and precise engraving, as well as for its size and detail. Indeed, Johnson’s maps are among the largest and most colourful 19th century maps ever made. Johnson’s maps are also especially admired for their wide decorative borders.