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Auction 99, Lot 609

"Mitchell's School Atlas", Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1856 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 12 inches
25.4 x 30.5 cm

Fourth revised edition. Contains 31 maps on 18 sheets including a nice map of Texas, a large double-page map of the United States showing the territorial Southwest and Gold Regions of California, and an interesting map of the ante-bellum South that names Tennessee and Arkansas as 'Western States.' Printed paperboards with leather spine.


Condition: B

Binding scuffed and rubbed, chipped spine. Various pencil notations from the student, none on recto of maps. A few splits or tears. Most maps toned. Marginal insect damage to lower margin in last few maps, well away from image.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/12/2002