S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. “Plan of the City of Washington. The Capitol [sic] of the United States of America.” From Mitchell’s New General Atlas. Philadelphia: 1861. 13 5/8 x 11. Lithographic transfer with full original hand color. With decorative floral border. Very good condition.
This map was published by S. Augustus Mitchell Jr., who had taken over his father’s firm in 1861, 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 mid-nineteenth century map.