Philadelphia: S. A. Mitchell Jr., 1874. Very Good. Later Edition. [13.5x10.5in 34.3x26.7cm neatline, 15x12in 38.1x31cm sheet]; Hand colored map of North and Central America with part of South America, with settlements rivers and mountains by hachures, meridian of Washington and Greenwich, route of the Investigator, Captain McClure. on discovery of the Northwest passage from the Bering strait, route of Dr. Kane voyage to west coast of Greenland; a strong impression with overall age toning of map, some offset shadows in top and bottom margin. [Rumsey 3801.008] CS. Item #14149
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 from the library of Dr. G. Warren Smith (1941-2021) 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.