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[Mitchell, S. Augustus]
A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS CONTAINING MAPS OF THE VARIOUS EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, STATES AND REPUBLICS OF THE WORLD. WITH A SPECIAL MAP OF EACH OF THE UNITED STATES, PLANS OF CITIES, &c
Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1852. Chromolithographic title with large vignette; handcolored frontispiece of heights of principal mountains and lengths of principal rivers; contents list printed in red, black, and gold; seventy-three handcolored lithographic maps, charts, and city plans (one double-page). Folio. Publisher's three-quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt, morocco label lettered in gilt on front board. Binding worn and rubbed, front hinge tender. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown. Some toning but generally clean internally. Very good overall. A famous atlas, with handcolored maps of all the individual states and territories, with the map of California showing counties in California and New Mexico for the first time, and with the locations of Native American tribes shown in several western states and territories. Despite its title, the atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent, with forty-three maps of the area, including a fine double-page coast- to-coast map of the United States. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the 19th century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia round 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A NEW AMERICAN ATLAS, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the right to Tanner's NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the p … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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