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Lot 51

51. [MAP]. MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus. 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 according to Act of Congress in the year 1845 by H. N. Burroughs in the clerks office of the District Court of the eastern district of Pennsylvania. Lithograph map, original color. Mounted on linen. Neat line to neat line: 56.4 x 51.7 cm (22-1/8 x 20-3/8 inches). Color faded, some repairs, fair copy only.    

     First edition. Baughman, Kansas in Maps, p. 35. Braislin 1268. California 49: Forty-Nine Maps of California from the Sixteenth Century to the Present 25. Cohen, Mapping the West, pp. 134-135: “Mitchell’s `New Map of Texas, Oregon and California’ was the most popular of the West published up to that time, and in many ways it defined the American public’s view of the country’s changing geography.” Cowan II, p. 433. Day, 387. Graff 2841. Holliday Sale 787. Howes M685. Littell 742. Martin & Martin, pp. 134-135, Color Plate XI (p. 56). Plains & Rockies IV:122b. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, p. 276. Sabin 49714. Smith 2529. Streeter Sale 2511. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 520, Vol. III, p. 35. Wheat, Maps of the Gold Region 29, pp. xv-xvi. ($4,000-8,000)

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