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Auction 142, Lot 767

"Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Counties of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc…", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1867 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 15.5 inches
33 x 39.4 cm
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This is a great example of Mitchell's atlas that is complete with 91 maps and plans on 60 sheets. Each sheet is surrounded by Mitchell's signature grapevine border. Forty-two of the maps are related to the United States showing 40 individual states, regions and city plans. There are two world maps: one hemispheric and the other on Mercator's Projection. This edition depicts an early configuration for the Territory of Arizona encompassing the southern tip of Nevada that includes Las Vegas. Wyoming is still colored as part of Dakota, but is separately named, and extends westward to include a sliver of Montana. Folio, publisher's quarter morocco with stamped gilt title on front cover. Title page, List of Maps, maps and plans, List of Post Offices in the United States, Table of Population and Governments, Table of Distances, Mountains of the World, and Rivers of the World. All pages including endpapers are present.


Condition: B

The binding is perished and should be considered a collection of loose sheets. The maps are generally in good to near fine condition, with some isolated foxing, minor spots, edge tears and edge chips. The map of New York has a bottom centerfold separation that extends 2.5" into the image. Front cover is nearly separated, and both covers are worn and stained.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500


Closed on 11/28/2012