"A New Map of Virginia with Its Canals, Roads & Distances from Place to Place, Along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
Period: 1851 (circa)
Publication: A New Universal Atlas
Color: Hand Color
14.3 x 11.6 inches
36.3 x 29.5 cm
An attractive map that shows Virginia ten years before West Virginia separated itself due to the secession of Virginia from the Union. There is nice detail of the counties, cities, roads and railways. At top is a profile of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, part of which was in Virginia along the Potomac River. A table at bottom lists Steam Boat Routes - Richmond to Norfolk, Richmond to Washington, Richmond to Baltimore, Wheeling to Pittsburgh, and Wheeling to Cincinnati. The legend identifies canals, railroads, capital cities, leading roads plus distance along roads in miles. Fancy titling and decorative border. Published by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
Full original color with light toning.