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Auction 100, Lot 96

"North America", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: North America

Period: 1846 (dated)

Publication: Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

12.9 x 15.5 inches
32.8 x 39.4 cm

Terrific map shows the region just prior to the Mexican War and settlement of the boundary dispute with England. Mexico controls California and the southwest, Texas appears to be a U.S. state, and Alaska is Russian America. All of Canada is labeled British Territories, but Vancouver Island is shown as U.S. controlled. Filled with information including forts, Indian tribes and scores of place names. This example registered by H.N. Burroughs in 1846, with Mitchell's imprint below the title and also dated 1846.


Condition: B

Good color and impression. A couple tiny spots, soft creases at upper right, a couple short marginal tears.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/12/2002