“County Map of Virginia and West Virginia.” From Mitchell’s New General Atlas. Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., 1880. 11 1/2 x 14 1/8. Original hand color. Very good condition.
An original antique map by S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., one of the largest map publishers of the middle of the nineteenth century. The Mitchell firm was founded by his father, who from around the middle of the nineteenth century issued atlases and maps of all parts of the world in all formats. The Mitchell atlases contained up-to-date maps which were as attractive as they were accurate. With its bold hand-color, decorative borders, and interesting information from this interesting period of American history, this is a fine example of the Mitchell firm’s output.