From Mitchells Modern Atlas published by E.Butler in Philadelphia in 1867.Rare in that it is at this date a copper engraving (much better quality than steel)and hand coloured at the time.Very detailed and accurate maps with Territories,Land blocks and Indian possessions marked.Excellent condition.

code : M2124

Cartographer : Samuel Mitchell

Date : 1867 Philadelphia

Size : 27*44cms

availability : Available

Price : £65

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A resurgence of atlas production in North America during the 1840s and 1850s reflected an emerging mass market fuelled by prosperity and mobility. Samuel Augustus Mitchell was one of the proponents of this; his “New Universal Atlas” was first published in 1846 and was issued periodically until 1893.