“Western Hemisphere.” [with] “Comparative Lengths of Rivers of North America,” “Comparative Lengths of Rivers of South America,” and “Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains of the Western Hemisphere.” From Mitchell’s New General Atlas. Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. 1880. 14 x 10 1/8. Lithograph. Original hand coloring. 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 of the Western Hemisphere with its comparative views is from one of his son’s atlases.