This is a beautiful example of A. J. Johnson's 1866 map of Missouri and Kansas. The map offers a fascinating snapshot of these hotly contested states shortly following the outbreak of the American Civil War. Covers Missouri and the eastern part of Kansas, with color coding according to county. Depicts the two states in an early configuration with western Kansas, which was largely unsurveyed at the time, not depicted. Notes important transcontinental routes such as the Santa Fe Road and the Union Pacific Railroad. Features the fretwork style border common to Johnson's atlas work from 1863 to 1869. Although copyrighted to 1865, this map was published by A. J. Johnson as plate nos. 58 and 59 in the 1866 edition of his New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World.