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New Map of Maine. Mitchell, Samuel Augustus, 1846

New Map of Maine. / Mitchell, Samuel Augustus / 1846
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Full Title: A New Map of Maine. Published By S. Augustus Mitchell, N.E. corner of Market & 7th Street Philada., 1846. Entered ... 1846 by H.N. Burroughs ... Pennsylvania.

Author: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Date: 1846

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Author: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Date: 1846

Short Title: New Map of Maine.

Publisher: Philadelphia: S.A. Mitchell

Type: Atlas Map

Object Height cm: 38

Object Width cm: 31

Scale 1: 1,550,000

Note: In full color by county with city and county population noted over time.

Reference: P6103-6.

State / Province: Maine

Full Title: A New Map of Maine. Published By S. Augustus Mitchell, N.E. corner of Market & 7th Street Philada., 1846. Entered ... 1846 by H.N. Burroughs ... Pennsylvania.

List No: 0537.007

Page No: 6

Series No: 10

Engraver or Printer: Burroughs, H.N.

Published In: A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics Of The World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c. Comprehended in seventy sheets and forming a series of One Hundred And Seventeen Maps, Plans And Sections ... Philadelphia, Published By S. Augustus Mitchell, N.E. corner of Market & 7th Streets. 1846. Entered ... 1846, by H.N. Burroughs ... Pennsylvania. (title page by) J. Knight Sc.

Publication Author: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Publication Date: 1846

Publication Reference: P6103; Ristow page 311.

Publication Note: First edition. Has Carey and Hart borders. Ristow's second 1846 issue. The first issue by Mitchell alone, without Tanner's name on the title page. Tanner issued this atlas first in 1836 with engraved maps, then it was taken over by Carey and Hart in 1843 and converted by them to lithographic maps in 1845. In 1846 Mitchell took over the publishing of this atlas and continued until 1849, after which it was published until 1860 by Thomas, Cowperthwait and then Charles DeSilver. This atlas is important in American printing history in that it was the first American atlas to be converted from engraved map plates to lithographic map plates - greatly reducing the cost of production and thus making the book made widely affordable by the general public. The maps are in full color; atlas is bound in half leather marbled paper covered boards with "Mitchell's Universal Atlas" stamped in gilt on front label.

Publication List No: 0537.000

Publication Type: World Atlas

Publication Maps: 72

Publication Height cm: 45

Publication Width cm: 37

Image No: 0537007

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