Augustus Mitchell Jr. “Southern States”. From Mitchell’s School and Family Geography.
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, ca. 1870. 10 x 16 ½. Lithograph. Original hand color. Very good condition.
Samuel Augustus Mitchell was born in Bristol, Connecticut on March 20, 1792. Mitchell became interested in geography and decided he could produce better work than was then available, moving to Philadelphia in 1829 the center of American publishing. His first cartographic work was an 1831 reissue of Anthony Finley’s New American Atlas. Mitchell’s school atlases, which came in various formats for different age students, appeared beginning in 1839 and were published until 1886.