Auction 134, Lot 176

"A New Map of Maryland and Delaware with their Canals, Roads & Distances", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Mid-Atlantic United States, Maryland & Delaware

Period: 1846 (dated)

Publication: New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 11.3 inches
36.3 x 28.7 cm

This is the rare Burroughs edition of this attractive map that carries nice detail of the counties, cities, roads and railways. A large inset of Baltimore includes a key to significant buildings. Across the top of the map is table of Steam Boat Routes - Baltimore to Norfolk, Baltimore to Philadelphia and Baltimore to Washington with total and incremental mileage between stops. This map has the plain border associated with the first year of issue. Mitchell obtained Tanner's entire business and the production facilities and plates for Tanner's New Universal Atlas. He first printed it under his name in 1846, retaining the Tanner's copyright notice on most of the maps. A second 1846 edition was then published using the imprint H.N. Burroughs. Nothing is known about Burroughs, but Ristow surmises he may have been an employee or associate of Mitchell's.

References: Ristow p. 311.

Condition: B+

Lovely original hand coloring and fine impression on sound paper with full margins. A few small and light spots, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/1/2010