“County Map of Florida.” From Mitchell’s New General Atlas. Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., 1880. 10 1/2 x 13 1/2. Lithograph. Original hand-coloring. With waterstain in left margin. Otherwise, very good condition. With inset: “Mobile.”
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 is from one of his son’s atlases. The Mitchell firm’s maps are known for their precision and great detail. Mitchell gathered the best current information available, and depicted it with great clarity. Information shown includes rivers, lakes, swamps, and islands. Also shown are towns, railroads, and political borders. This map has a detailed city plan of Mobile in the lower left and it is graced with the typical Mitchell vine-leaf border.