Mitchell Asia 1880


“Map of Asia.” [On verso “Map of Persia, Arabia, Turkey in Asia, Afghanistan, Beloochistan.”] Philadelphia, S. Augustus Mitchell, 1880, copyright 1879.. Lithographs. 10 1/2 x 13 1/2. Very good condition.

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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.