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Cover: Geographical description, State of Texas. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. ; Mitchell, Samuel Augustus, 1846

Cover: Geographical description, State of Texas. / Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. ; Mitchell, Samuel Augustus / 1846
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Full Title: (Covers to) Geographical Description Of The State Of Texas; Also, Of That Part Of The West Coast Of North America, Which Includes Oregon, And Upper California. With Maps. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. 1846. (on verso) Entered ... 1846, by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. ... Pennsylvania. (with) Map Of That Part Of The West Coast Of North America Comprising Oregon And Upper California. (with) Map Of The State Of Texas With Portions Of The Adjoining Regions.

Author: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. ; Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Date: 1846

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Author: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. ; Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Date: 1846

Short Title: Cover: Geographical description, State of Texas.

Publisher: Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Type: Covers

Object Height cm: 14

Object Width cm: 8

State / Province: Texas

Full Title: (Covers to) Geographical Description Of The State Of Texas; Also, Of That Part Of The West Coast Of North America, Which Includes Oregon, And Upper California. With Maps. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. 1846. (on verso) Entered ... 1846, by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. ... Pennsylvania. (with) Map Of That Part Of The West Coast Of North America Comprising Oregon And Upper California. (with) Map Of The State Of Texas With Portions Of The Adjoining Regions.

List No: 4482A

Series No: 1

Published In: Geographical Description Of The State Of Texas; Also, Of That Part Of The West Coast Of North America, Which Includes Oregon, And Upper California. With Maps. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. 1846. (on verso) Entered ... 1846, by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. ... Pennsylvania. (with) Map Of That Part Of The West Coast Of North America Comprising Oregon And Upper California. (with) Map Of The State Of Texas With Portions Of The Adjoining Regions.

Publication Author: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. ; Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Publication Date: 1846

Publication Reference: Streeter 3325; Howes M688 (not in Cowan, Graff, Eberstadt, Decker, Sabin, Wheat, Wagner Camp).

Publication Note: A rare guide and map (actually two maps on one sheet) that is a "cousin" of Mitchell's "Accompaniment to Mitchell's New Map of Texas, Oregon and California with The Regions Adjoining" also issued in 1846. Although Howes lists this under Mitchell, Mitchell's name is not on any part of the guide or map; Streeter lists it under Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., the publisher. There are 62 pages of text and several woodcut illustrations. The two full color maps are titled "Map of That Part of the West Coast of North America Comprising Oregon and Upper California" (26x20) and "Map of the State of Texas With Portions of the Adjoining Regions" (26x20) both printed on one sheet. These maps are earlier states of similar maps with slightly different titles that appear in Mitchell's School Atlas of 1846, maps #13 and #15. The School Atlas was published by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. and the maps in it were copyrighted by Mitchell (this may be the reason Howes lists this "Geographical Description..." under Mitchell). The stamped leather covers 13.5x8 to both of these guides are the same with the exception that they are red in this copy. So I presume that Thomas, Cowperthwait issued this to compete with Mitchell's guide, yet somehow had Mitchell's cooperation in using the maps and the covers (assuming that Mitchell had some control over these). The two maps are impressive taken together and although smaller than Mitchell's "New Map of Texas, Oregon and California" they are very elegant. This guide is much rarer that Mitchell's guide and sold for two and one half times more at the Streeter sale.

Publication List No: 4482.000

Publication Type: Guide Book

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 14

Publication Width cm: 8

Image No: 4482A

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