Auction 136, Lot 807

"[Lot of 2] Mitchell's School Atlas Comprising Map and Tables Designed to Accompany Mitchell's School and Family Geography [and] Mitchell's Geographical Question Book…", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1855 (dated)

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Color: Hand Color

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Mitchell's School Atlas, (10 x 12"). A nice example of Mitchell's famous school atlas with 32 maps (on 18 sheets) along with tables and statistics. The map of the United States features large western territories and shows the Gadsden purchase border with Mexico. The map of the Gold Region in California, inset into the map of the U.S., contains the names of numerous important gold mining towns in central California. The atlas also includes the desirable No. 13 Texas map. Hardbound with pictorial paper over boards. This is the fourth revised edition, published by H. Cowperthwait & Co., 1855. The maps are in better than normal condition but there is still the occasional spot. Quarter leather with paper covers with a little wear. Front end paper with tear and some abrasion with small hole at one corner.

Complete with the seldom seen Mitchell's Geographical Question Book; Comprising Geographical Definitions, and Containing Questions on All the Maps of Mitchell's School Atlas, (4.4 x 6.8"). This 140 pp teacher's companion "is designed to accompany, and particularly adapted to, Mitchell's School Atlas." It is filled with hundreds of geographical questions. The Appendix contains advanced questions for the "teacher of much practical experience." Hardbound in quarter leather with paper covers. Title page, Preface, Geographical Definitions, Geographical Questions, Appendix. After the Appendix are four un-numbered pages advertising the school related publications of Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. Contents fine, binding with some shelf wear.

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Condition: B+

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/1/2011

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