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Name Johnson, Alvin Jewett
Life Dates 1827-1884
Nationality American
Geographic location(s) Richmond, Virginia (1859-1861)
New York, New York (1861-1884)
Occupation Publisher
Notes Alvin Jewett Johnson and Ross C. Browning entered into a business partnership in 1859, and their company purchased the rights to the works of the J. H. Colton cartographic firm. Their first important publication was the Johnson's New Illustrated (Steel Plate) Family Atlas (1860), which incorporated many maps originally created by Colton.
Role Publisher

Associated Records

Image of Map Collection - 2014.21.81

Map Collection - 2014.21.81

Johnson and Ward after J.H. Colton Johnson's Mexico Hand-colored lithograph New York, 1865 Map with colored elements by Alvin Jewett Johnson, publisher, and Benjamin P. Ward, publisher, after Joseph Hutchins Colton, cartographer: Mexico and Southwest America, with inset map of the Territory of Isthmus and Tehuantepec. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with black round dot, i.e. "Jefferson" top right of map. Mexican borders, most regions, and most mountain ranges, colored, some texture, most borders, some regions, rivers, some mountain ranges, and bodies of water, not colored, some texture. Title and credit, bottom right o

Image of Map Collection - 2014.21.82

Map Collection - 2014.21.82

Johnson and Ward Johnson's Venezuela, New Granada, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, Chile and Guiana Hand-colored lithograph New York, 1865 Map with colored elements by Alvin Jewett Johnson, publisher, and Benjamin P. Ward, publisher: Venezuela, New Granada, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Guiana, with inset maps of Chile and the City of Lima. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with black round dot or black dot with radiating dots, i.e. "Georgetown" top middle right of map. Most borders, some regions, some mountain ranges, and inset map of Lima, colored, some texture, some borders, some regions, some mountain ranges, rivers, and bod

Image of Map Collection - 2014.21.83

Map Collection - 2014.21.83

Johnson and Ward Johnson's Florida Hand-colored lithograph New York, 1865 Map with colored elements by Alvin Jewett Johnson, publisher, and Benjamin P. Ward, publisher: Florida, Southern Georgia and Alabama, with inset map of the Florida Keys. The towns, cities, counties, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with black round dot or black dot with radiating dots, i.e. "Jasper" top middle of map. Florida state line, most counties, most swamps, some roads, some canals, and some bodies of water, colored, some texture, most borders, some counties, some swamps, railroads, some roads, some canals, rivers, and most bodies of water, not colored, some texture. T

Image of Map Collection - 2014.21.92

Map Collection - 2014.21.92

Johnson and Ward Johnson's South America Hand-colored lithograph New York, 1863 Map with colored elements by Alvin Jewett Johnson, publisher, and Benjamin J. Ward, publisher: South America, Mexico, Central America, and surrounding territories. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with black round dot or black dot with radiating dots, i.e. "St. Antonio" middle of map. Some South American borders, South American regions, South American mountain ranges, some South American rivers, and some small islands, colored, some texture, most borders, some regions, some rivers, some mountain ranges, some small islands, and bays, not color

Image of Map Collection - 2014.21.93

Map Collection - 2014.21.93

Johnson and Ward Johnson's New York Hand-colored lithograph New York, 1863 Map with colored elements by Alvin Jewett Johnson, publisher, and Benjamin P. Ward, publisher: New York and surrounding areas, inset maps of the cities of Oswego, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, New York City, and Troy. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with black round dot, i.e. "Highgate" top right of map. New York state borders, New York state counties, mountain ranges, some roads, some rivers, and some bodies of water, colored, some texture, some borders, some regions, some roads, some rivers, some bodies of water, and railroads, not colored, som

Image of Map Collection - 2014.21.96

Map Collection - 2014.21.96

Johnson and Ward Johnson's Asia Hand-colored lithograph New York, 1862 Map with colored elements by Alvin Jewett Johnson, publisher, and Benjamin P. Ward, publisher: Asia and surrounding continents. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with black round dot or black round dot with radiating small dots, i.e. "Olutorsk" top right of map. Most Asian countries, some Asian borders, some mountain ranges, and some small islands, colored, some texture, other countries, most borders, some mountain ranges, rivers, and small bodies of water. Arctic Circle, top left and right of map, Tropic of Cancer, middle left and right of map, Equato

Image of Map Collection - 2016.6.18

Map Collection - 2016.6.18

"Johnson's Asia," hand-colored steel plate engraving, Plate 82 from Johnson's New Illustrated (Steel Plate) Family Atlas, 1861, Johnson and Browning.