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Item:223944383301Large-format 1863 map of Missouri and Kansas in original hand color, with a decorative scrollwork border. The image area measures a generous 43 x 59 cm [17" x 23¼"], and there is wonderful detail throughout. Kansas had been admitted to the Union just two years before this map was printed, and only the eastern area of the state is depicted, with sparse coverage west of the Sixth Principal Meridian and the town of Buchanan at Solomon's Fork. The map shows wagon roads, the Pony Express Route, Santa Fe Trail, Indian villages, copper mines, counties, cities, towns, and the proposed route of the railroad to the Pacific. It labels tribal lands and reservations of the Kickapoo, Osage, Ottawa, Potawatomi, Iowa, Kansas, Sac & Fox, Peoria & Kaskaskia, Cherokee, and other Native American peoples. Among the named places and features are New Madrid, Council Grove, Fort Leavenworth, Oskaloosa, Versailles, Potosi, St. Louis, Springfield, Doniphan, Humboldt, Independence, Wyandotte, Chiilicothe, Emporia, Cottonwood Falls, Ohio City, Ozark, and Fort Riley. Longitude is measured from Washington and Greenwich. There are three vignettes: Fire on the Prairie, Spearing Fish, and Santa Fe from the Great Missouri Trail. Condition: This map is in very good condition, with a vertical center fold, as issued, and no marks, rips, or tears. Please see the scans and feel free to ask any questions. This is an original, authentic antique map, not a reproduction or modern reprint, and it is fully guaranteed to be genuine. It was published during the Civil War by Johnson & Ward in Johnson's Family Atlas, New York City. The exact date of publication is 1863-64, according to the identification guide at the website of the Johnson Map Project. The Johnson & Ward firm was one of America's most esteemed mid-19th century map and atlas publishers. Johnson maps are proudly displayed in fine libraries and private collections around the world. Buy with confidence! We are always happy to combine shipping on the purchase of multiple items — just make sure to pay for everything at one time, not individually. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce SolutionCondition:Very good condition, with a vertical center fold, as issued, and no marks, rips, or tears. Please see the scans and feel free to ask any questions., Type:Political Map, Date Range:1800-1899, Year:1863, Country/Region:United States of America, US State:Kansas, Cartographer/Publisher:Johnson & Ward, Format:Atlas Map, Printing Technique:Lithography, Original/Reproduction:Antique Original
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Original 1863 Map MISSOURI & KANSAS Pony Express Indian Villages Copper Mines