Auction 163, Lot 141

Hard to Find Map from Mitchell's First Edition American Atlas

"Map of Massachusetts Connecticut and Rhode Island Constructed from the Latest Authorities", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: New England United States

Period: 1831 (dated)

Publication: A New American Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 16.9 inches
54.6 x 42.9 cm

This map comes from Mitchell's first edition A New American Atlas, which utilized the plates from Finley's 1826 atlas of the same title with an updated publisher's imprint. It depicts counties, roads, proposed and existing canals & railroads, and locates scores of towns and villages. At bottom is a "Statistical Table" giving populations by county for 1810 and 1820. Engraved by J.H. Young.

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Condition: B

The map has been backed with tissue to reinforce and repair a number of centerfold separations and a few edge tears. An approximate 1" x 6" mostly blank section at the top center of the image has been professionally replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/14/2017

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