A beautiful example of the first edition of S. A. Mitchell’s 1860 map of New York City. Depicts New York City along with parts of Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Hoboken and Jersey City. Offers wonderful detail at the street level including references to parks, individual streets, piers, ferries, and important buildings. Colored coded with pastels according to towns. Surrounded by the attractive floral border common to Mitchell atlases between 1860 and 1865. This variant differs from later examples (1861-2) of Mitchell’s New York in that city wards are not defined. One of the more attractive atlas maps of New York to appear in the mid 19th century. Prepared by S. A. Mitchell Jr. for inclusion as plate 16 in the 1860 issue of Mitchell’s New General Atlas . Dated and copyrighted, “Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1860 by S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the U.S. for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Mint condition.

code : M3214

Cartographer : Samuel Mitchell

Date : 1860

Size : 33.5*28 cms

availability : Sold

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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.