Auction 134, Lot 273

"A New Map of the State of Ohio", Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Ohio

Period: 1853 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 15.7 inches
33 x 39.9 cm

This is Mitchell's map, which also appeared in the New Universal Atlas, here in pocket map format. A very finely engraved state map filled with details and scores of towns and villages, roads, and a surprising number of railroads. Large profile of the Ohio and Erie Canal along the bottom and another profile showing the Miami Canal. Legend uses line and hand color to locate County Towns, Principle and Common Roads with their distance indicated in miles, Canals and Railroads. Fancy titling and decorative borders. Folds into beautiful green leather covers with heavy engraving and gilt title on front. Original paper label inside gives 1850 Census figures and other commercial information on Ohio.


Condition: B+

Boards with a little abrasion along lower edge and at top and bottom of spine, otherwise a bright sound example with very little shelf wear. Inside paper label with some edge toning. Inside spine paper with cracks. The map is very nice with just a little scattered toning or foxing and a tear where map joins book, well closed on verso with paper repair. Overall a very nice example of this pocket map.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/1/2010