Hand Colored 1860 Map of New Orleans from 'Mitchell's New General Atlas'
Each print map measures 12 1/4 inches by 15 1/4 inches
Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. inherited the Mitchell Company from his father in 1860. For over thirty years, the company had specialized in the production of school atlases and wall maps of America.
They were one of the pioneers on engraving on steel plates. In 1860, Samuel Jr. added a floral border to the maps and released the New General Atlas in 1860, which had been compiled in house and replaced a previous atlas by Tanner.
The elder Mitchell died in 1868 and Samuel Jr. continued the business until the 1890s. At its height, the Mitchell Company employed 250 people and sold 400,000 publications annually.
Size: 12 1/4 x 15 1/4
Condition: This print has nice bright original hand coloring and is suitable for framing.
typical edge damage along top side from plate removal, small bite and stain on bottom right edge, stain on left edge, both out of the map borders and moderate toning on edges, there are moderate stains on the back of the print. This is typical for a 150+ year old print and will not show when matted and framed.
Please carefully review the not retouched scan as it will show any imperfections.