Africa continent Liberia Nile Cape Colony c.1864 antique large Johnson color map


Johnson's Africa

(With insets of Liberia, the Nile Delta, Cape Colony, Cape Verde Islands, and St. Helena)

Issued  New York, c. 1864 by A.J. Johnson. (so dated on map)

Attractive, mid-19th century lithographed map with original hand color. Set within an ornate decorative engraved border, which greatly enhances the visual appeal of the map.

Insets across the top of Liberia, Nile Delta, Cape Colony. Lower left, above the title are small insets of Cape Verde Islands & St. Helena, exile home of Napoleon.

As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint of an old map. The paper has uniformly age-toned / lightly browned, as typical for Johnson maps of this era.

The paper will show various minor signs of age, but if we are offering it for sale, you can be certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.

Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws, short edge splits and various signs of age to paper unworthy of specific mention are normal and to be expected. Overall appearance is hopefully captured within the images.

Great old antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display, gift-giving, resale, etc.

A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.

Sheet measures c. 25" H x 16 3/4" W.

Printed area measures c. 20 1/2" H x 13 1/4" W.

Folio. Original centerfold as issued -- in no way a defect or issue.


Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.

A picture is worth a thousand words. The images are a major part of the item description. Please examine closely, what you see is what we will send you.

[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].

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