S.A. Mitchell. "A New Map of South Carolina with its Canals, Roads & Distances from Place to Place along the Stage and Steam Boat Routes".
With inset of "Charleston." Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1849. 11 1/2 x 14. Lithographic transfer from engraved plate. Original hand color. Chip in bottom right margin corner just into neat line. Else, very good condition.
A strong, detailed map of South Carolina issued by S. Augustus Mitchell of Philadelphia. In 1846, S. Augustus Mitchell purchased the rights to the important Universal Atlas by H.S. Tanner. Mitchell had lithographic transfers made of the engraved maps and issued his version of Tanner's Universal Atlas, with maps that were essentially unchanged, other than process and a new border. Mitchell then immediately started to make some changes to the maps, mostly changing the copyright and publisher information, and he began his own series of editions of the Universal Atlas. This map from the 1849 edition of that atlas, like those of the earlier editions, is excellent, focusing on the transportation network, including roads, railroads and canals. Details are clearly presented, including towns, rivers, mountains, political boundaries and the transportation information. Tables at the right list the steamboat routes from Savannah to both Charleston and Augusta. An inset map of Charleston with a location key is included in the bottom left corner.