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Author: Mitchell, S. Augustus
Title: 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...
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher:S. Augustus Mitchell
Date Published: 1847

With 71 (of 72) hand-colored copper-engraved maps; plate showing principal mountains and rivers of the world; engraved pictorial title page. (Folio) 43.5x35.5 cm (17¼x14"), original half red morocco and mottled boards, gilt-lettered leather cover label.

Includes a map of Oregon & Upper California not called for in contents. Mitchell's important and rare New Universal Atlas of H.S. Tanner, without Tanner's name mentioned on the front cover or title page. Contains a number of significant maps: North America with Texas shown as part of the United States (California and southwest still part of Mexico); a separate map of Texas (the 1845 map of C.S. Williams); the various states of the U.S., many with insets of cities, etc.; separate plans of New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC; Mexico and Guatemala map attributed to H.N. Burroughs; plus South America and its regions, Europe and its various states, Asia, Africa, and etc. Phillips notes: "Many maps bear the imprint of S. Augustus Mitchell, and the copyright notice of H. N. Burroughs, or of H. S. Tanner. This atlas is a reissue of Tanner's New Universal Atlas which continued to be published for some years as Mitchell's New Universal Atlas, without reference to Tanner... The engraved title page has a vignette, 'First landing of Columbus in the New World.'" Phillips Atlases 797.


Some scuffing and wear to covers, expertly rebacked with red leather, new endpapers; lacking the map of Palestine, mostly marginal darkening to contents, overall very good.

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Mitchell's New Universal Atlas 1847

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000Oct 20, 2016
San Francisco, CA, USA