1861 Johnson's Mexico Hand-Colored Engraving

This is an attractive example of Johnson's 1861 map of Mexico.

The map includes all of modern day Mexico as well as most of Texas, Guatemala, Belize, and adjacent regions. The map is color-coded according to Mexican estados. It also includes some interesting notations, such as "uninhabited," and "isolated maintains without grass wood or waters..."

An inset map in the lower left corner details the "Territory and Isthmus of Tehuantepec." This was an area of considerable international interest for its potentially easy passage, via a series of proposed canals and railroads, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific.

The map features the strapwork style border common to Johnson's atlas work from 1860 to 1863. The map was published by A. J. Johnson and Ross Browning as plate number 56 in the 1861 edition of Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas.


Good condition, save minor toning of paper. No evidence of foxing marks. Color still vibrant and not faded. Full margins intact.

Map has been archivally framed in a custom black and silver wooden frame. Framed dimensions: 20" H x 23" W x 1 1/2" D. 

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