S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. "Map of Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado Showing also The Southern portion of Dacotah." From Mitchell's New General Atlas.
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., 1868. 11 1/2 x 14. Lithograph. Full original color. 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 issued second half of the century. This map shows the states of Kansas and Nebraska along with the territories of Wyoming (established in 1868) and the southern part of "Dacotah." After the Civil War, this region was flooded with settlers, miners and others seeking new opportunities in the burgeoning American west. This map shows this area when it was the classic "Wild West" of popular lore. The eastern parts of Kansas and Nebraska are shown well settled, and in the west are shown new settlements, the newly laid railroads, forts, and Indian tribes. Kansas counties created by 1867 show settlement of the state westward beyond 23° west longitude. The southern part of the "Dacotah" territory is shown, as well as the Wyoming Territory. With updated maps in most atlases, Mitchell pictured this fascinating part of American history.