1867 Mitchell Map of Vermont and New Hampshire
Description: A beautiful example of the American map publisher Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr.ís 1867 map of New Hampshire and Vermont. Centered on the Connecticut River, which forms the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, this map covers both states as well as adjacent parts of Massachusetts, Maine, New York and Canada. Identifies Killington Peak and Camel's Hump in Vermont, now popular ski resorts. This map also identifies various cities, towns, rivers and an assortment of additional topographical details. Map is color coded according to political boundaries with elevation rendered by hachure. One of the most attractive American atlas maps of this region to appear in the mid-19th century. Features the vine motif border typical of Mitchell maps issued between 1866 and 1882. Prepared by S.A. Mitchell for inclusion as plate no. 14 in the 1867 issue of Mitchellís New General Atlas. Dated and copyrighted, 'entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1867 by S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. in the Clerks Office of the District Court for the eastern District of Pennsylvania.'
Date: 1867 (dated)
Source: Mitchell's New General Atlas 1867 edition.
References: Rumsey 2483.010 (1870 edition).
Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell (March 20, 1792 - December 20, 1868) Senior began his map publishing career in the early 1830s. Having worked as a school teacher, Mitchell was frustrated with the low quality and inaccuracy of school texts of the period. His first maps were an attempt to rectify this problem. In the next 20 years Mitchell would become the most prominent American map publisher of the mid-19th century. Mitchell worked with prominent engravers J. H. Young, H. S. Tanner, and H. N. Burroughs before attaining the full copyright on his maps in 1847. In 1849 Mitchell teamed up with printer Cowperthwait & Company to produce the Mitchell's Universal Atlas and the Mitchell's General Atlas. In the late 1850s most of the Mitchell copyrights were bought by Desilver and Co. who continued to publish his maps, many with modified borders and color schemes, until Mitchell's son, Samuel Augustus Mitchell Junior, entered the picture. S.A. Mitchell Jr. purchased most of the copyrights back from Desilver and, from 1860 on, published his own New General Atlas. The younger Mitchell became as prominent as his father and published atlases well into the late 1880s when most of the copyrights were again sold and the Mitchell firm closed its doors for the final time. Click here for a list of rare maps from Samuel Augustus Mitchell.
Size: Printed area measures 12 x 14.5 inches (30.48 x 36.83 centimeters)
Condition: Very good. Blank on verso.
Code: VermontNewHampshire-mitchell-1867 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)