Auction 145, Lot 66

"The Flags of the Principal Nations in the World", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1837 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 17.5 inches
57.2 x 44.5 cm

This very colorful sheet contains 98 maps of the world, displaying both military and merchant flags. At top center is the map of the United States, with an independent Republic of Texas to its immediate right. The maps of Great Britain, France, Russia and Austria occupy the corners of the sheet. Adorned by a decorative title cartouche.


Condition: B

Issued folding with several splits at fold intersections, small stains, and a 1.5" edge tear at bottom that has been closed on verso with archival material.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $70

Closed on 6/12/2013