Auction 125, Lot 919

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

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1866 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 16 inches
33 x 40.6 cm

Complete atlas with 87 maps and plans on 55 sheets, each surrounded by Mitchell's signature floral border. Twenty-nine of the maps are related to the United States including several fine city plans (New York & Brooklyn, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Cincinnati, and New Orleans). There are two world maps, one hemispheric and the other on Mercator's Projection. The map of the United States shows the Territory of Arizona owning the southern tip of Nevada, and Wyoming as Attached to Dacotah. The map details the major emigrant roads. Small folio, hardbound, quarter morocco. All pages including endpapers are present and maps are correctly collated. The original owner's name (E.L. Boyle, Nashville, Tenn. April 1866) is on front endpaper.

References:

Condition: A

All maps and text very good with only an occasion light spot. Original covers worn with binding still tight.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,600

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 9/24/2008

Archived