S. Augustus Mitchell South Carolina 1848


H.S. Tanner. “A New Map of South Carolina with its canals, roads & distances…”  From New Universal Atlas.  Philadelphia: H.N. Burroughs, 1848Lithographic transfer from engraved plate.  Full hand color.  11 1/4 x 14.  Very good condition.

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A fine map of South Carolina based on the mapping of Henry S. Tanner but published by Samuel Augustus Mitchell.  Mitchell  was one of the leading American cartographers of the mid-nineteenth century.  His maps recorded some of the most advanced frontier situations, and even the more settled areas such as South Carolina were developing canals, railroads, harbors, and industry–all are depicted here.  The “Table of Distances” shows the distances by steamboat (then the most efficient and comfortable form of travel) between: Charleston to Savannah and Savannah to Augusta.  An inset of Charleston graces the bottom left corner.