Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr.
Date Published: 1868
Binding: No binding
First US edition. Measurement with Vine Border: 270 x 340 mm (10-5/8 x 13-3/8 inches) (Plus Margin). Copyright Date in Lower Margin: 1867.
The reverse side of the map is blank. The map's corner is printed with the altas page number 5. With an inset map of Halifax on bottom right
Counties, cities, towns, lakes, rivers, mountains, and transportation routes are shown.
Beautifully engraved hand-coloured map with two 1/2 inch open tears on right border, otherwise, in very good condition. The map was created and copyright in 1867, the same year present-day Canada was created, when the British North American Act united Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in the Dominion of Canada.
This map was then published in Philadelphia one year later, in 1868, in the atlas titled "Mitchell's New General Atlas Showing Maps of the Various Counturies of the World, Plans of Cities, etc".
Samuel Augustus Mitchell (1792-1868) been called the first great American cartographer. The Mitchell family of Philadelphia published some of the greatest American maps, for more than 60 years. Mitchell was born in Connecticut where his first career was a teacher. He then became a writer and publisher, and moved to Philadelphia, where he published A New American Atlas in 1831.
Mitchell's cartography company was a pioneer in engraving on steel plates. They began steel-plate engraving in the early 1830s, which was almost 20 years before other companies adopted this technique. Mitchell dominated map and atlas publishing in the U.S. from 1831 to 1890, along with Joseph H. Colton in New York City.
Very Good. Item #2432