Auction 116, Lot 141

"Mitchell's National Map of the American Republic or United States of North America, Together with Maps of the Vicinities of Thirty-Two of the Principal Cities and Towns in the Union", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1846 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
47 x 38 inches
119.4 x 96.5 cm

A very fine wall map that was drawn by J.H. Young and engraved by J.H. Brightly. This remarkable map extends into Texas, Indian Territory, and Minnesota with a large unorganized area to the west labeled Dacotah or Sioux. Large insets within the map include the new State of Texas (with its largest borders) and another of Oregon Territory. The map is very detailed with hundreds of place names, plus roads, villages, railroads, ports, etc. A table gives the 1840 population for 120 cities and another gives the states' population of Whites, Free Blacks and Slaves. The state of New Hampshire is listed with only one slave. All within a wide decorative border, which also surrounds detailed plans of 32 important cities. With original rollers, attached. Should not be confused with the smaller (24 x 34") and more common map of the same title.

References:

Condition: A

A really beautiful example. Clean bright impression with relatively clear varnish and no significant flaws. A few areas of light water stain at upper right, lower left, and in extreme upper left corner. The left spindle is missing from bottom roller.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,400

Sold for: $950

Closed on 9/20/2006

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