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Auction 125, Lot 921

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

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1882 (published)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 15.5 inches
33 x 39.4 cm

Nearly complete atlas with 147 maps and plans on 72 sheets (missing page 46 containing half the map of Virginia). About 50 of the maps are related to the United States with individual states, regions and city plans. There are several double-page maps with a few single sheet maps printed on the verso. 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 a double-page map of Texas, a city plan of Detroit, Colorado, Indian Territory, Dakota Territory and a double-page map of California with a large inset of San Francisco. Small folio. Hardbound in original brown cloth with quarter calf spine and tips and gilt title on front.


Condition: B

Most maps good to very good with a few stains or minor paper tape repairs. Missing half of Virginia. Some pages with marginal chips and short centerfold separations. There are some pencil notations on the Indian Territory map. Covers rubbed and spine cracked, binding tight.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/24/2008