Auction 137, Lot 899

"Mitchell's School Atlas: Comprising the Maps, Etc., Designed to Illustrate Mitchell's School and Family Geography", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1846 (published)


Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 12 inches
24.9 x 30.5 cm

A nice example of Mitchell's famous school atlas complete with 28 maps, many double page, along with tables and statistics. Most of the maps are dated 1839 except the Texas and Western maps are dated 1846. Texas is in a large configuration with the stove pipe continuing through the Green Mountains. The double page map of the United States features the large Oregon Territory filling the Northwest, shows Mexico in control of the Southwest and locates a large area in Texas labeled "Herds of Buffaloes and Wild Horses." Hardbound with pictorial paper over boards. This is the second revised edition, published by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.


Condition: B

Boards have damp stains and bumped corners. Minor foxing and a few scattered stains on maps, with conditions ranging from good to near fine.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/14/2011