Lot 596: Mitchell's map of the west 1853

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:50

Lot 596: Author: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus; Title: A New Map of the State of California, the Territories of Oregon, Washington, Utah & New Mexico...; Place Published: Philadelphia; Publisher: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.; Date Published: 1853; Description: Engraved map, hand-colored. 39.5x32.2 cm (15½x12½") plus decorative border, archivally matted, shrink-wrapped.The West at a time of dramatic change, both in terms of geographic discovery and political and economic development. Includes the pre-Gadsden Purchase borders in lower Arizona and New Mexico. Numerous mining towns are named in California, including Auburn, Columa [sic], Marysville, Yuba City, Downieville, etc.; and many Native American tribal names. Utah extends from the Rockies to the California border, and New Mexico from Texas to California; Salt Lake City perches on the east side of the Great Salt Lake. Scale about 105 miles to an inch. This map is from the same plate as that for the map "Texas, Oregon, and California" 1846, with changes and additions. Washington territory was formed March 2, 1853. The map does not show the Gadsen Purchase. This puts the date of the map as 1853. It appeared in an edition of Mitchell's A New Universal Atlas. Wheat, Gold Region 169, but published by DeSilver. Condition: Fine or nearly so, not examined out of mat. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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