''JOHNSON’S CALIFORNIA, TERRITORIES OF NEW MEXICO ARIZONA COLORADO NEVADA AND UTAH'' New York: Johnson and Ward, c. 1864. Lithographed map with original hand-coloring.(Image: 17x24 1/4’’)
This attractive and very historical map depicts the State of California and the Territories of Nevada (statehood 1864 - the year the map was published), Utah (statehood 1896), Colorado (statehood 1876), New Mexico and Arizona (both admitted 1912).
Most of the Indian Tribes, the gold regions, silver regions, and copper regions are located. Also shown are the Pony Express Routes, existing and proposed rail routes, and comments regarding the terrain of many areas.
The map identifies the border determined by Gadsden Purchase and notes U.S. exploratory routes. The place where Capt. J. W Gunnison (a West Point graduate & army engineer) was ''killed by the Indians'' is shown in Utah (west of Ft. Union). A highly informative view of the developing Western Region as it was unfolding in the 1860's - in the midst of the Civil War!