Mitchell Plan of Baltimore 1867


“Plan of Baltimore.” Philadelphia: S.A. Mitchell, Jr., 1867. 9 3/8 x 11. Lithograph. Full original hand coloring. Very good condition.

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Though sharing the position with New York, Philadelphia was still one of the leading American cartographic publishing centers of the latter part of the nineteenth century. The dominant Philadelphia firm during this period was that founded by Samuel Augustus Mitchell, and continued by his son. Their atlases are known for detailed maps and attractive decorative borders. This map shows the central parts of Baltimore, providing an excellent, detailed view of the city shortly after the Civil War.