Alvin Jewett Johnson (1827 – 1884) was a cartographer and publisher based in New York known for his atlases produced during and in the immediate wake of the U.S. Civil War. Beginning his career as a bookseller and appears to have worked as an agent for the prominent map and atlas publisher Joseph Hutchins Colton. Johnson himself turned to map publishing in 1854 and by 1860 began publishing atlases. Successive editions of Johnson’s ‘Family Atlas’ are notable for tracing the westward territorial expansion of the country.

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