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Auction 156, Lot 803

"Mitchell's School Atlas: Comprising the Maps and Tables Designed to Accompany Mitchell's School and Family Geography", Mitchell/Cowperthwait

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1857 (published)


Color: Hand Color

9.9 x 11.9 inches
25.1 x 30.2 cm

A nice example of Mitchell's famous school atlas complete with 32 maps, many double-page, along with tables and statistics. All of the maps have blank versos. The double-page map of the United States features large Utah, Nebraska and New Mexico territories. Washington and Oregon territories extend to the Continental Divide. This map also has an inset of the Gold Region of California. The atlas also includes the desirable "No. 13 Map of the State of Texas." Hardbound with pictorial paper over boards. This is the fourth revised edition, published by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.


Condition: B+

Overall very good for this type of atlas with original color, light toning, and only occasional spots of foxing. Covers are moderately worn and stained, but intact.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/17/2016