"The Tourist's Pocket Map of Pennsylvania Exhibiting Its Internal Improvements Roads Distances &c.", Mitchell/Young
Period: 1831 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
15.3 x 12.6 inches
38.9 x 32 cm
This attractive example features insets of the Lehigh and Schuylkill Coal Regions and the Vicinity of Philadelphia, with a large profile of the Pennsylvania Canal across the top. Juniata County has not yet been formed, which dates the county configuration to 1830. The map is finely engraved with detail throughout locating many roads, towns, and railroads (both proposed and developed) with good topographical information. This plate originally was used by Finley, but Mitchell purchased his plates in 1831 and issued them under his own name. Engraved by D. Haines. Printed on fine banknote paper and folds into original, gilt-stamped orange leather covers measuring 3" x 5". Original paper label inside the front cover gives population by county from the 1830 census.
There is light scattered foxing and some short fold separations, most of which have been closed on verso with archival materials. The covers have some abrasions and stains.