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Mitchell, S. Augustus Jr.
MITCHELL'S NEW GENERAL ATLAS, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc. Embraced in Fifty Quarto Maps, Forming a Series of Eighty Maps and Plans, Together with Valuable Statistical Tables.
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1862. Book. Good+ condition. Hardcover. First Edition. Folio. Original leather and cloth binding is heavily worn, with several maps loose. Moderate foxing scatted moderately throughout text, and staining affecting all of the pages of text but only the first and final maps. Lacking plate 79 containing a map of Africa and an inset map (80) of the Island of St. Helena. Plates 8, 13, 13.5, 34, 36 have tears into the image area, and about a half dozen plates have moderate to heavy soiling with some chipping to the edges, about as many have pencil markings in them in what appears to be updates to railroad lines, and about as many have minor smudging and/or soiling in the image area. The hand-colored maps are bright and attractive, offering an interesting view of the States during the Civil War, as well as the world..
Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA [Chicago, IL, U.S.A.]

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