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    S[amuel] Augustus Mitchell Jr. Mitchell's New General Atlas. Containing maps of the various countries of the world, plans of cities, etc... Philadelphia: S[amuel] Augustus Mitchell Jr., 1866 (Entered according to the Acts of Congress, 1860). Large quarto. 58 map leaves; 30, [1, blank] pages. Illustrated with fifty-eight hand-colored map sheets with ninety-maps; colors still bright, plate 25 (Philadelphia) and 31 (Tennessee and Kentucky) with offsetting to plate. Quarter dark brown morocco over brown cloth, decorated in gilt, spine stamped in gilt. Rebacked with original spine laid down, corners bumped and rubbed, moderate edgewear, chipping to head and foot of spine with losses, joints starting, somewhat rubbed and worn. Peach endpapers; endpaper refreshed, ink ownership to front pastedown. Gutter cracked at title page, somewhat foxed, some offsetting, minor text block edgewear. Very good.

    Mitchell Senior and his son are ranked amongst the most prominent and successful map and atlas publishers in the history of the United States. Mitchell Sr. established an early reputation for clean, precise, and finely-detailed maps, and his son quickly followed suit. The elder Mitchell retired from the business in 1860, just as his son started issuing his highly popular New General Atlas series, eventually issued in a number of editions and many subsequent reprints. At its height, the Mitchell company employed over 250 people and sold over 400,000 publications annually. From the A.D. Andrews Collection of Southern and Natural History


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