S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. "Map of Oceanica Exhibiting its various Divisions, Island Groups &c."
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. 1860. 10 5/8 x 13 1/4. Lithograph. Original hand coloring. Full margins. Decorative border. Very good condition.
For most of the middle part of the nineteenth century, the firm founded by S. Augustus Mitchell dominated American cartography in output and influence. This fine map is from one of his son's atlases. The map depicts the Pacific, its islands and surrounding continental coastlines. Each nation is colored in a contrasting pastel shade. A fine decorative border surrounds the map, and the whole effect makes for an attractive mid-nineteenth century map.