Item #14003 North Western America; Showing the Territory Ceded by Russia to the United States [Mitchell's New General Atlas, copyright date 1870, Plate Number 58]. S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr.
North Western America; Showing the Territory Ceded by Russia to the United States [Mitchell's New General Atlas, copyright date 1870, Plate Number 58]

North Western America; Showing the Territory Ceded by Russia to the United States [Mitchell's New General Atlas, copyright date 1870, Plate Number 58]

Philadelphia: S. A. Mitchell, Jr. [R. A. Campbell], 1870. Very Good. Later State. [12.25x15.25in sheet, 11.75x14in neatline] Full colored map of Alaska with part of British America (Northwest) and Russia Asia (Siberia), with the Arctic and North Pacific Oceans, relief in hachures with Greenwich prime meridian, detailed features of rivers, mountain ranges, Russian and native settlements, and geographic features, wide border design, copyright date of map 1871, plate number 58 on map, verso blank; Minor age-toning along edges, bright and bold coloring with strong impression [Rumsey 2483.000] CS. Item #14003

Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Jr. (---) was a publisher of maps and atlases. His Father (1790-1880) was a teacher, geographer and publisher of maps, atlases, travel guides, textbooks and other related geography works. The publishing company was transferred to his son in 1860 and Mitchell continued to publish popular atlases. In 1860, the "New General Atlas" was published with 81 colored maps on 47 plates. He continued to update, almost annually, the atlas with additional maps and narratives.

This map was created in 1867, just after the purchase of Alaska from Russia. It was included in the 1868 Mitchell's New General Atlas of 93 colored mapes on 56 plates. The map was updated and included in the 1870 atlas as Plate #58. On the map is a copyright date of 1871, which is may have been an error and was changed to a handwritten "1870" in some of the copies.

This map was from the library of the late Dr. G. Warren Smith of Pennsylvania. He had a long career as university professor and administrator, and was a collector of over 6,000 books, maps, illustrations, and artifacts relating to the Arctic, Alaska and Pacific Northwest.

Price: $300.00

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