A beautiful example of A. J. Johnson's 1863 map of Kentucky and Tennessee. Probably the most decorative of Johnson's Kentucky-Tennessee series, this rare map offers a fascinating snapshot of these secessionist states shortly following the outbreak of the American Civil War. Map shows both states in full with color coding according to county. engraved decorative views of the 'State House Nashville,' the 'Navy Yard Memphis,' and the 'entrance to the Mammoth Cave' decorate the upper left, lower left, and lower right hand quadrants, respectively. Features the strapwork style border common to Johnson's atlas work from 1860 to 1863. Published by A. J. Johnson and Ward as plate numbers 45-46 in the 1863 edition of Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas. This is the first edition of the Johnson Atlas to bear the 'Johnson and Ward' imprint, reflecting Ward's 1862 acquisition Ross C. Browning's shares in the firm. According to Ira Lourie of the Johnson U.S. Map Project, this is variant 6 of Johnson's Kentucky-Tennessee series.