“Map of Asia, Showing its G. Political Divisions, and also the varioua routes of Travel between London & India, China & Japan &c.” From Mitchell’s New General Atlas. Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell Jr., 1863. 8 3/4 x 11 3/8. Lithograph. Very good condition.
An original antique map of Asia from 1863. Though the center of American publishing moved from Philadelphia to New York around the middle of the nineteenth century, S. Augustus Mitchell’s firm, run by his son of the same name, continued to issue excellent and popular maps and atlases. This image, with its typical Mitchell decorative border, is a good example of the output of the firm. This map depicts as current topographical information as was available at the time. It is interesting to compare this map with Mitchell’s map of Asia from 1860, for the fairly large “Independent Tartary” of that map is here replaced by a smaller “Turkestan.” The change reflects the Russian expansion from the north.