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Auction 138, Lot 911

"Mitchell's School Atlas: Comprising The Maps and Tables Designed to Accompany Mitchell's School and Family Geography", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1852 (published)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 12 inches
25.4 x 30.5 cm

A nice example of Mitchell's famous school atlas complete with 32 maps, many double page, along with tables and statistics. The double-page map of the United States features a large Utah, Missouri and New Mexico territories. This map also has an inset of the Gold Region of California. Hardbound with pictorial paper over boards. This is the fourth revised edition, published by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.


Condition: B

Overall the maps show some light browning. The map of North America has a three-inch tear in the lower right portion of the image but is isolated to the Atlantic Ocean. The United States map has a one-inch tear near the centerfold confined to the Gulf of Mexico. A few of the other maps have small edge tears confined to the blank margins. The boards show wear, the hinge is starting and there are some pencil notations on the verso of some maps - all very common for this type of book.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/7/2011