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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
Date:
1846
Short Title:
A New Map of Texas Oregon and California With The Regions Adjoining.
Publisher:
S. Augustus Mitchell
Philadelphia
Type:
Wall Map
Obj Height cm:
61
Obj Width cm:
56
Scale 1:
6,652,800
Note:
This appears on the verso of the 1852 edition of the same map. Later wall map version of the 1846 "New Map," with the 1846 map on verso. Both sides have the decorative borders not found on the pocket map issues. The western topography and political delineation has been completely redrawn in California, Utah, New Mexico and Texas, when compared to the 1846 1st edition. This map says entered in 1850, but we can find no record of an 1850 issue, only an 1851. However, the atlas map in the 1852 Universal Atlas follows this larger 1852 map (it is taken from the same plate) and it was in 1850 that Thomas Cowperthwait took over the atlas publication from Mitchell, and probably this map as well. So there may be an 1850 issue. Not seen by Wheat - Wheat 726 is the 1851 issue of this map as it appears as an inset (with an inset within it of the Gold Regions) in Mitchell's 1851 Reference and Distance Map of the U.S. (W.H. has a separate Pocket Map issue of this 1851 map without the Gold Region inset; the 1852 issue has towns added in the Gold Region that do not appear on the 1851 edition). The map still has the original table of "Emigrant Route from Missouri to Oregon" with distances. During restoration, when the linen was removed from the back of this map, we discovered the 1846 first edition printed on the verso. Apparently the printer reused some of the 1846 edition unbacked wall maps as stock for the 1852 wall map edition. The linen backing conveniently hid the old map.
Reference:
cf Wheat 726.
State/Province:
Texas; Oregon; California
Full Title:
A New Map of Texas Oregon And California With The Regions Adjoining. Compiled from the most recent authorities. Philadelphia, Published by S. Augustus Mitchell, N.E. Corner Of Market & Seventh Streets. 1846. Entered ... 1845, by H.N. Burroughs ... Pennsylvania. (on verso) A New Map of The States Of Texas & California, The Territories Of Oregon, New Mexico, Utah and the Regions adjacent. Compiled from the most recent authorities. Philadelphia: Published by S. Augustus Mitchell. 1852. Entered ... 1850, by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. ... Pennsylvania.
List No:
2802.002
Series No:
2
Engraver or Printer:
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.; Burroughs, H. N.
Publication Author:
Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
Pub Date:
1852
Pub Title:
A New Map of The States Of Texas & California, The Territories Of Oregon, New Mexico, Utah and the Regions adjacent. Compiled from the most recent authorities. Philadelphia: Published by S. Augustus Mitchell. 1852. Entered ... 1850, by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. ... Pennsylvania. (on verso) A New Map of Texas Oregon And California With The Regions Adjoining. Compiled from the most recent authorities. Philadelphia, Published by S. Augustus Mitchell, N.E. Corner Of Market & Seventh Streets. 1846. Entered ... 1845, by H.N. Burroughs ... Pennsylvania.
Pub List No:
2802.000
Pub Type:
Wall Map
Pub Height cm:
63
Pub Width cm:
59
Image No:
2802002
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