Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
1843

Mitchell's National Map of the American Republic first ed.

Mitchell's National Map of the American Republic or United States of North America. Together with Maps of the Vicinities of 32 of the Principle Cities and Towns in the Union.

DESCRIPTION: Large 1st edition linen-backed hanging map of the eastern United States surrounded with insets of the vicinity of major towns, ports, and harbors. This scarce map features 32 colored insets of United States cites including New Orleans, St. Louis, Nashville, Natchez, Mobile, Savannah, Charleston, Raleigh and many more. Population tables for each county in the different states and territories in 1840. Eastern Kansas and Oklahoma are shown combined and is labeled "Indian Territory" with tribes identified including Omaha's, Kickapoos, Cherokee, and Shawnee. Large Iowa Territory. Minnesota is not yet named foreshadowing the Westward population expansion to follow in later decades.

With an inset map of the Treaty of 1842, also called Webster-Ashburton Treaty settling a border dispute between Maine and New Brunswick.

Samuel Augustus Mitchell Sr. (1792-1868) is one of the pioneers in American cartography of the 19th century and led the conversion of engraved map plates to more affordable lithographic plates. Drawn by James Henry Young (1817-1866) and engraved by J.H. Brightly, both collaborated with Mitchell on this series of maps. Published from 8 1/2 South Seventh Street, Philadelphia. Wall map on linen with wooden scrolls.

CREATOR: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

PUBLICATION DATE: 1843

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Fair.  No major tears or holes. Image intact. Significant age toning. Chipping at edges as typical. Stains at top.

COLORING: Original hand color with varnish.

ENGRAVER: J.H. Brightly

SIZE: 47 " x 37 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $1400

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