This is a beautiful example of the northern sheet from A. J. Johnson and R. Browning's 1861 Germany series. Details the regions of Hanover, Mecklenburg Schwerin, Holsteand Oldenburg, with inset detail plans of Hamburg and Bremen. The map is color coded according to district. Depicting the large and awkward range of the German Confederation has always been a challenge for Johnson. This is one of Johnson's earliest attempts, dividing the region into four separate maps, Germany 1, 2, and 3, and a separate Prussia sheet. Various towns, cities, railways, rivers and several other topographical features are noted with relief shown by hachure. This map features the strapwork style border common to Johnson's atlas work from 1860 to 1863. Published by A. J. Johnson and Browning as plate no. 74 in the 1861 edition of Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas. This is the last edition of the Johnson Atlas to bear the 'Johnson and Browning' imprint. Subsequent editions reflect Ward's 1862 acquisition Ross C. Browning's shares in the firm.