1860 Switzerland - Johnson

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ALVIN JEWETT JOHNSON

Johnson's Switzerland

Compiled, Drawn and Engraved under the supervision of J. H. Colton and A. J. Johnson. Despite being advertised at steel engravings, the maps in the 1860 version of Johnson's Family Atlas were in fact hand colored stone lithographs.

1860
Lithograph, Hand Colored
Sheet Size 14 x 17.8 inches
Publisher: Johnson and Browning, Richmond
VG condition with age toning, spotting to image area, stainging to margin

Continent: Europe
Region: Western Europe
Country: Switzerland

Alvin Jewett Johnson (1827-1884). Starting out at a door to door salesman for book subscriptions, he turned his attention to publishing maps, atlases and books early in his life. Moving to New York City in 1857, he began to support J.H. Colton in the publishing of his atlases. Eventually, Johnson began to publish his own Atlases, becoming a competator to Colton and S. Augustus Mitchell.

Alvin Jewett Johnson (1827-1884). Starting out at a door to door salesman for book subscriptions, he turned his attention to publishing maps, atlases and books early in his life. Moving to New York City in 1857, he began to support J.H. Colton in the publishing of his atlases. Eventually, Johnson began to publish his own Atlases, becoming a competitor to Colton and S. Augustus Mitchell.

From Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas, 1860. From Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas, 1860. Published from 1860 to 1887, these atlases are fascinating because they document the growth of the United States, showing the development of new states and the expansion of railroad lines.