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Auction 125, Lot 922

"Mitchell's Modern Atlas: A Series of Forty-Four Copperplate Maps…", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1886 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 12.2 inches
25.4 x 31 cm

A very nice example of Mitchell's last edition of this atlas, published by E.H. Butler & Company of Philadelphia. The 44 maps are hand colored and printed on both sides. The map of the United States is particularly nice. This world atlas contains 15 maps of US interest including a nice example of "XII Texas" with yellow hand coloring to the state and green to the inset of Galveston City. Ristow considers the 1886 version of this atlas to be the last, but while the date on the tile page is 1886 North and South Dakota are shown (1889). Further, the population data is based on the 1890 census suggesting a date of 1891 or 1892, very late for a hand colored atlas and an example unknown to Ristow.

References: Ristow p. 313.

Condition: B+

The contents and maps are fine. The spine is missing, covers are worn with corners worn to paper.

Estimate: $100 - $200

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/24/2008