Auction 150, Lot 755

"Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, etc. Embraced in Ninety-Three Quarto Maps...", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1880 (published)


Color: Hand Color

12.8 x 15.7 inches
32.5 x 39.9 cm

This is a very nice and complete example of this atlas which contains 147 maps and plans, most surrounded by a grapevine border and dated 1880. More than 50 maps are related to the United States with individual states, regions and city plans. There are several double-page maps with a few single-sheet maps printed on the verso. This example includes a charming Map of the Original Thirteen Colonies that has engraved examples of the "first money coined by the United States." Other maps of interest include County Map of Arizona and New Mexico, Map of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Part of Montana, and a fine maps of California and Texas. Also included is a spectacular double-page plan of Chicago and a foldout map of Africa by John Arrowsmith. Hardbound in original brown cloth with quarter calf spine and tips and gilt title on front. Small folio atlas published in Philadelphia by Bradley & Company.


Condition: B+

Maps are in very good to near fine condition with pleasant light toning. The map of Mexico has an edge tear at bottom that extends 1" into the image, the folding map of Africa has two edge tears at left that extend 1" and 2" respectively into the image, and the plan of Chicago has centerfold separations at top and bottom that enter 2" and 5" into the image respectively. The hinges are starting, and covers and spine rubbed.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/17/2014