Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1848.
Map. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 11.5 x 14.5 inches.
This map depicts the state of Pennsylvania divided into counties. The map includes towns and roads, in addition to canals, colored in blue, and railroads, colored in red. An elevation view near the top margin shows the profile of the Pennsylvania Canal and the Columbia Railroad. A table in the lower left lists steam boat routes from Pittsburgh to Louisville, from Philadelphia to New York, and Philadelphia to Baltimore. The map appeared in Mitchell's seminal New Universal Atlas. The map is in very good condition. One small closed tear to upper left margin, not affecting the image. Archival tape repair.
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.