This is a beautiful example of the western sheets from Johnson and Ward's 1863 Germany series. The map is divided into two separate maps within the same border. The upper map depicts the states of Westphalia, Clevesberg (RheProvinces), Hessen Cassel Darmstadt, Brunswick, Schwarzburg, Frankfurt, Waldeck, Reuss, Sain xen Coburg Gotha Meiningen, Sain xen Altenburg, Weimar and Luin xemburg. The lower map focuses on Bavaria, Wurtenburg, Baden, Frankfurt and Hessen Homburg.Depicting the large and award 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. Features the fretwork style border common to Johnson's atlas work from 1863 to 1869. Published by Johnson and Ward as plate nos. 80-81 in the scarce 1863 edition of Johnson's Family Atlas. This is the second edition of the Johnson atlas to bear the Johnson and Ward imprint.