1834 / 1842 Mitchells Folding Pocket Map Of The United States Hand Colored For SaleVery Rare, original, 1834/1842 Hand Colored, Folding Map of the United States by Samuel Augustus Mitchell fully titled in the cartouche "Mitchell's Traveller's Guide Through the United States. A Map of the Roads, Distances, Steam Boat & Canal Routes". By J. H. Young. Philadelphia, 1842. Published By S. Augustus Mitchell. While the date on the cartouche of the Map is 1842, the map carries a copyright date of 1834.
This wonderful Map is bound with a 78 page booklet titled "Mitchell's Traveller's Guide Through the United States, containing the Principle Cities, Towns etc alphabetically arranged; together with the Stage, Steam-Boat, Canal, and Rail-Road Routes, with the distances, in miles, from place to place. Illustrated by an accurate map of the United States.". Philadelphia, (1836). Published by Thomas Coperthwait & Co.
This outstanding, hand colored, Folding Map measures approx. 22â€� by 18â€� and is bound into the hard cover Volume which measure approx. 3 1/2" by 5 1/4" and contains 78 pages of tables and charts detailing the stage, steam boat and canal routs throughout the United States.
The Map depicts the United States west to the Eastern portion of the Wisconsin and Missouri Territories and Eastern Texas (then shown as part of Mexico). Included are 7 inset maps of major American Cities including Boston, New York, Charleston, Baltimore/Washington, Cincinnati, Albany, and Philadelphia. In the Volume the "Classes of Inhabitants" (for the year 1830) are divided into Whites, Free Blacks, and Slaves.
This very rare and highly sought after, Hand Colored, Folding Pocket Map of the United States is printed on VERY delicate paper stock. Overall the Map is in very good condition. The map is complete and intact, the hand coloring is bright and vibrant and the sheet is generally very clean with a small area of foxing in the area of Illinois and another in south central Canada. There are a small number of short separations at the fold lines, a couple of tiny holes at couple of the fold junctions and some light age toning along some areas of the fold lines. Overall the map is very well preserved and displays beautifully. The gold gilt lettered and elaborately blind stamped cloth covers are well preserved - clean and crisp with the gold gilt lettering being bright and bold and very attractive and with light edge wear to the full leather covered boards some fading to the spine and a partial split at the bottom of the spine. The 78 page booklet is complete, intact and sound and very well preserved - generally clean throughout with only some minor and very scattered light foxing.
A very rare and highly desirable, 1834 / 1842, Hand Colored, Folding Map of the United States and a fantastic addition to any Library or Collection!!!
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