Philadelphia: Cowperthwait, Desilver & Butler, 1855. Young, J.H. unbound. Map. Engraving and lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 16" x 26.25" very good(+).
Beautifully detailed map of the United States including insets of the Gold Region of California and the District of Columbia. Shows states and territories, towns and cities, major routes, historic trails, topographical features and mountain heights, waterways, battle sites and railroads (completed and projected). Light creases to right corners. Samuel Augustus Mitchell Sr. (1792-1868) is one of the pioneers in American cartography of the 19th century.