New York: Asher & Adams, 1872. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 15.75" x 23". Great map of Nebraska divided into counties and townships. Shows towns, railroads and waterways. Some chipping along left hand margin that doesn't affect image. Asher & Adams were publishers based in Washington and New York in the late 19th century.
Chicago: George F. Cram & Co., 1901. Map. Color lithograph. Image measures 16" x 22". Great double page map of Nebraska divided into counties. Shows towns, waterways and railroads. After serving in the Union army, George F. Cram (1842-1928) joined his uncle's map business and later established his own engraving and publishing firm in Chicago in 1869. This is an excellent example of his color lithography, and comes from his "Unrivaled Family Atlas of the World."
Leavenworth, Kansas: Surveyor General's Office, 1862. Map. Uncolored lithograph. Image measures 23" x 18.5". Fantastic map illustrating the progress of public surveys in Kansas and Nebraska. Shows townships, towns, waterways, Indian reservations and trust lands. A fascinating look at the changing American west in the 1860s. Minor toning along original folds.
Washington: Wilson S. Bissell, 1893. Wall map. Color lithograph mounted on linen with original dowels. Image measures 47" x 61", plus 37.5" of additional linen. Rare wall map of Kansas and Nebraska and surrounding areas (including Boulder, Denver and Cheyenne). Shows railroads, discontinued post offices, mail delivery routes by frequency, townships and cities. An inset shows the counties of Jackson, Missouri and Wyandotte, Kansas. In beautiful condition.
September 5, 1855. Pages 49-52. 8vo, disbound, two small tears in right margin. N.p., (Washington), 1855. Report of the Battle of Ash Hollow. "To punish the Sioux Indians for the Grattan massacre on the California Trail, Gen. Harney left Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Aug. 5, with 1200 troops. Proceeding west of Fort Kearny, Nebr., he encountered Little Thunder's band at Ash Hollow (on Sept. 3, 1855). The Indians fought desperately but were nearly exterminated, losing 136 killed." Adams, Dictionary of American History, volume I, p. 127.
New York: Johnson & Browning, 1861. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 12" x 16.75". Nice map of Iowa and part of Nebraska, divided into counties. Shows towns, major routes, railroads and waterways. A few scattered chips and tears to edges, image unaffected. 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...
New York: Johnson, A.J., 1867. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 17" x 23". Nice clear double page map of Iowa and part of Nebraska, divided into counties. Shows towns, major routes, railroads and waterways. In excellent condition. 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...
Philadelphia: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus Jr., 1861. Map. Steel engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 11.5" x 14". Classic map of the west, with Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and part of Idaho divided into counties, showing major towns and cities, routes, railroads and geographic features. S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. continued his father's successful mapmaking and publishing business, and was one of the most prolific and renowned 19th century American publishers. In excellent condition.
Boston: John P. Jewett, 1857. Large color folding map of the Kansas and Nebraska territories with parts of adjacent territories in black and white. 189pp. 12mo, original purple cloth, spine faded from sun exposure, head of spine lightly worn, corners bumped, spine lightly soiled. Boston: John P. Jewett, 1857. First Edition A handbook for emigrants to the Kansas and Nebraska territories. Howes P-84.