Lot 595: Large wall map of U.S. & Central America

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:50

Lot 595: Author: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus; Title: Mitchell's New National Map Exhibiting the United States with the North American British Provinces, Sandwich Islands, Mexico and Central America, Together with Cuba and other West India Islands; Place Published: Philadelphia; Publisher: S. Augustus Mitchel; Date Published: 1858; Description: Hand-colored lithographed wall map. 140x140 cm (55x55") plus decorative borders and population table at bottom; linen-backed, on wooden rollers.Large wall map of the U.S. extending through South America, with two inset maps of the world (double-hemisphere and Mercator's projection), an inset of the Hawaiian islands, several vignettes of ships, distance and population tables, etc. The map shows New Mexico above Arizona but with no distinct border; Nevada and Utah as one entity, Washington and Oregon extending east to a mega-Nebraska; Kansas encompasses most of present-day Colorado; Kansas and Nebraska territories have only a handful of counties in the eastern portions. Condition: Some yellowning and light rubbing to map, fairly light staining at top and bottom portions and in margins, minor edge wear, wooden rollers reattached; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $1200-1800
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