Auction 132, Lot 152

"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, Texas

Period: 1843 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
47 x 38 inches
119.4 x 96.5 cm

This is a very nice wall map that was drawn by J.H. Young and engraved by J.H. Brightly. It extends into the eastern part of the Independent Republic of Texas and the large Indian Territory. On this early edition Minnesota is not named, west of Wisconsin is the huge Iowa Territory that is also labeled Dacotah or Sioux. Large inset within the map is a "Map of the North-Eastern Boundary of the United States according to the Treaty of 1842" which details the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, and another smaller inset "Map of the Southern Part of Florida" which shows no settlements of any kind south of Fort Jupiter. 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 just one slave and 537 Free Blacks. Surrounding the map are 32 city plans which itself is contained with a wide decorative border. With the original wooden rollers. This large wall map should not be confused with the smaller (24 x 34") and more common map with the same title.

References:

Condition: B

The map is overall very sound. With overall darkening to varnish and water stains across top and one area along right side. Both rollers attached but lower one is partially detached at right. The map surface is very good with just two small pieces missing at left and right edge well away from map image in wide margins.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $800

Closed on 6/2/2010

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