S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. “Chicago.” From Mitchell’s New General Atlas. Philadelphia: 1871. 13 5/8 x 11. Lithographic transfer with full original hand color. With decorative vine border. Very good condition.
This map was published by S. Augustus Mitchell Jr., who had taken over his father’s firm in 1871, maintaining the company as one of the largest cartographic firms in the world. The map depicts and names streets, rail lines, and major buildings. Individual areas of the city are colored in a contrasting, pastel shade. A fine decorative border surrounds the map, and the whole effect makes for an attractive late-nineteenth century map.