Auction 112, Lot 789

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

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1860 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 16 inches
34.3 x 40.6 cm

A collection of 23 engraved maps still with covers and text. Incomplete, consisting mostly of maps of North America, plus the World on Mercator's Projection, but lacking all other non-North American maps and the maps of the United States, Canada West, Texas, and Philadelphia. The map of the Northwest features the inverted "L" shaped configuration of Washington Territory. These are first edition maps with the beautiful floral borders and strong coloring. Sold as a collection of maps.


Condition: B

All maps are very good to fine, except as follows. The Pennsylvania map has a light purple pencil route drawn across, and the plans of Boston and New York have been trimmed to the neatline. Covers rough, most contents loose.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/28/2005