S. Augustus Mitchell. “Connecticut."
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1849. 12 1/4 x 15. Lithographic transfer from engraved plate. Original hand-coloring. Repaired tears in margins. Else, very good condition.
For much of the middle part of the nineteenth century, the Mitchell firm dominated American cartography in output and influence. S. Augustus Mitchell Jr.'s maps of the 1860s are probably the best known issues of this firm, but his father's earlier efforts are excellent maps derived from H.S. Tanner's atlas of the 1830s. A statistical table about the states is included, as are insert maps of Hartford and New Haven. It is obvious from the quality and attractive appearance of this map why Mitchell's firm became so important.