Item #297531 West Indies. Samuel Augustus Sr MITCHELL.

West Indies

Philadelphia: H. N. Burroughs, 1846.

Map. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 15.75" x 12.5".

This map of the West Indies extends from the southern tip of Florida to the northern coast of South America, and from the western tip of Cuba to Barbados in the east. The index includes capitals, cities, and towns, labeled in a stylized manner that complements the region's scattered arrangement of islands. Above the title is a paragraph describing the region and its constituent islands. Below the title, islands are attributed to the appropriate European colonial powers. The map appeared in Mitchell's first edition of his seminal New Universal Atlas. This map provides a clear overview of the West Indies.

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.

Binding: Unbound
Language: English

Price: $250.00

Item #297531