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Mitchell's New General Atlas 1863  

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Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc....

Mitchell, Samuel Augustus


S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr.



[4], 83, 22, [8] pp. With 84 hand-colored maps on 83 sheets. (Folio) 39x31 cm (15½x12½"), period half morocco and gilt-stamped boards, gilt spine, marbled endpapers.

Includes list of post offices in the United States, population of the United States by the census of 1850 and 1860, table of population, governments, & C., table of distances, mountains of the world, and rivers of the world. 

Mitchells New General Atlas was a classic geographical reference in the late 19th century. Taking over the Mitchell Company business after his father retired in 1860, S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. revised the existing Mitchell atlas and renamed it the New General Atlas. New editions were published yearly until 1887.

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Fair amount of soiling and rubbing to boards, leather worn at corners; areas of staining to leaves at front and rear, not affecting maps, scattered foxing and finger soiling; colors bright; maps very good.

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