New York: Johnson & Ward, 1863. unbound. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 12.5" x 16.25" very good.
Beautiful map of Delaware and Maryland showing counties, towns, major routes, railroads and waterways. Includes a black-and-white inset of the District of Columbia plus three detailed black-and-white views of the General Post Office, Treasury Buildings, and Patent Office. Alvin Jewett Johnson (1827-1884) is one of the most prolific American publishers of the 19th century. He opened his own company in 1856 that produced atlases, maps and encyclopedias. The company made great maps based on those by J.H. Colton and Johnson produced a newly updated version every year up until the late 19th century.