The Johnson company was one of the better American mapmakers of the 19th century, and were known for keeping current with all the changes that were occurring. This is a fine example of their work with bold original hand color. Here, a favorite for Africa that features the latest explorations to the interior and many interesting notations (one that debunks the centuries old theoretical "Mountains of the Moon"). A decorative gem that features two nice vignettes for "Cape Town Table Mount." and "Port Natal". An inset shows the island of St. Helena.
Condition is very good. Image size is 24 x 17(inches).