S. Augustus Mitchell. “Tennessee.” (inset maps of Nashville & Knoxville). From A New Universal Atlas.
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell Sr., ca. 1848. 11 ¼ x 15 3/8. Engraving. Original hand-coloring. Full margins. Very good condition.
For much of the middle part of the nineteenth century, Mitchell dominated American cartography in output and influence. He is well known for his later lithographed maps, but his earlier efforts were excellent engraved maps, later reissued by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., amongst others. Topographical information, including towns, rivers, roads, etc. is clearly shown, and the counties are shaded with contrasting pastel shades.