Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1844.
Map. Wall map on linen with wooden scrolls. 31.5" x 48.75"
Large scale map of the eastern United States surrounded with insets of major harbors and towns. Elaborate border design with national coat of arms placed in the each corner contributes to its official quality. Population tables listed in three different insets plus an inset map of the Treaty of 1842, also called Webster-Ashburton Treaty settling a border dispute between Maine and New Brunswick. Large Iowa Territory and Minnesota is not yet named showing impending Westward expansion. From the "National Map Series" that Mitchell produced by subscription over a series of years. Original color but heavily varnished as issued. Samuel Augustus Mitchell Sr. (1792-1868) is one of the pioneers in American cartography of the 19th century and led the conversion of engraved map plates to more affordable lithographic plates. Drawn by James Henry Young (1817-1866) and engraved by J.H. Brightly, both collaborated with Mitchell on this series of maps.