"Map of Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama Constructed from the Latest Authorities", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
Subject: Southern United States
Period: 1831 (dated)
Publication: A New American Atlas
Color: Hand Color
21.4 x 16.9 inches
54.4 x 42.9 cm
This map of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama is from Mitchell's first cartographic publication, A New American Atlas, which was a reprint of Anthony Finley's atlas published in 1826. The plates for the atlas were drawn by D.H. Vance and engraved by J.H. Young. Mitchell made several changes from the previous publication, including removing Vance's name and adding his own imprint and a decorative border. A table gives statistical information on the size and population of each state, including population breakdowns by status and occupation. The map shows early county development for Louisiana through 1825, Mississippi through 1828, and Alabama through 1827, with large tracts of land still delineated as Indian territories.
References: Ristow, p. 303-304
Original color with faint offsetting and light toning along the centerfold. Centerfold separations at top and bottom have been closed on verso with archival tape. The top left corner of the blank margin is chipped, but still adequate for framing.