Philadelphia: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr., 1879.
Map. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 14.25 x 11.75".
This 1879 map by Mitchell depicts the Dakota Territory before it was divided into two separate states of North Dakota and South Dakota. It shows details to the level of counties, towns, railways, roads, Indian Reservations, mountains, and other topographical features.
The map is in good condition with minor foxing. Samuel Augustus Mitchell Sr. (1792-1868) was one of the leaders in American cartography of the 19th century and pioneered the conversion of engraved map plates to more affordable lithographic plates. His son, Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. continued his father's successful mapmaking and publishing business, and was one of the most prolific and renowned 19th century American publishers.