Auction 122, Lot 880

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

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1882 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 15.5 inches
33 x 39.4 cm

Complete atlas with 147 maps and plans on 72 sheets, most surrounded by a grapevine border and dated 1882. Eighty-three of the sheets are related to the United States with individual states, regions and city plans. This example includes the Railroad Map of the United States… and a charming Map of the Original Thirteen Colonies that has engraved examples of the "first money coined by the United States." A spectacular double-page plan of Chicago includes a street index in the lower margin. Other maps of interest include County and Township Map of Arizona and New Mexico and County and Township Map of Dakota. Small folio. Hardbound in original brown cloth with quarter calf spine and tips and gilt title on front.


Condition: B+

Maps are generally very good with only occasional soiling and foxing. The plan of Boston is splitting along the centerfold. Front cover, spine, endpapers and title page are separated. Covers well worn with some loss on the corners. Spine has loss at the bottom, and the binding is starting to loosen.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $850

Closed on 12/5/2007