Auction 111, Lot 754

"Mitchell's New General Atlas, containing Maps of the Various Counties of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc…", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1870 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 15.7 inches
33 x 39.9 cm

A partially broken atlas that is missing sixteen maps. Originally contained 95 maps on 67 sheets plus a full-page time table. This atlas is missing the following maps: Plan of Boston; Plan of the City of Philadelphia; Plan of the City of Baltimore; Plan of the City of Washington; Georgia and Alabama; Florida; Mobile; Utah and Nevada; Arizona and New Mexico; California; Northwestern America; Mexico; United States of Columbia, Venezuela, and Guiana; Ecuador and Peru; Argentine Confederation; and Austria, Italy, Turkey in Europe, and Greece. All maps feature Mitchell's decorative grapevine style border and fine hand coloring. Original binding quarter calf over embossed cloth.

References:

Condition: B

Binding cracked at front and covers are very worn. Index sheet loose at front. A few maps have a stain, other are very good. Remaining maps are tight in signatures.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/8/2005

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