Auction 136, Lot 225

"Map of Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama Constructed from the Latest Authorities", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: United States - Southern

Period: 1831 (dated)

Publication: A New American Atlas

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 17 inches
54.6 x 43.2 cm

This map of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama is from Mitchell's first cartographic publication, A New American Atlas, which was a reprint of Anthony Finley's atlas published in 1826. The plates for the atlas were drawn by D.H. Vance and engraved by J.H. Young. Mitchell made several changes from the previous publication, including removing Vance's name and adding his own imprint and a decorative border. A table gives statistical information on the size and population of each state, including population breakdowns by status and occupation. The map shows early county development for Louisiana through 1825, Mississippi through 1828, and Alabama through 1827, with large tracts of land still delineated as Indian territories.

References: Ristow, p. 303-304

Condition: B+

Original hand color with light toning along the centerfold and a centerfold split at top and bottom that has been repaired on verso with archival tape. Part of blank margin in upper-left corner is missing.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,400


Closed on 6/1/2011