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Auction 191, Lot 832

Early Mitchell School Atlas in Exceptional Condition

"Mitchell's School Atlas", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: School Atlases, Texas

Period: 1839 (published)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 12.1 inches
25.4 x 30.7 cm
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This is the first edition, second issue, of Mitchell’s famous school atlas with "revised edition" on the front cover. It includes 10 single-page and 4 double-page maps along with tables and statistics. All of the maps are dated 1839 with the exception of Great Britain and Germany, which are dated 1840. The Republic of Texas is depicted in its large configuration and can be seen on both the United States and North America maps. The double-page map of the United States also features the large Oregon Territory filling the Northwest, Mexico in control of the Southwest, and a large area in Texas labeled "Herds of Buffaloes and Wild Horses." The Map of the Chief Part of the Western States includes an early depiction of Iowa Territory. Hardbound with pictorial paper over boards.

References: Rumsey #2361.

Condition: A

Contemporary color on very clean bright sheets with occasional foxing and minor soiling mostly in the margins. Covers have minimal wear. This is one of the nicest examples of this atlas that we have encountered.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/8/2023