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Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr.

Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr.


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. released the New General Atlas, 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.



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1874 - A New Map of Palestine or the Holy Land

  • $14.99

Interesting map of the Holy Land, hand colored by the 13 tribes, with an inset of modern Jerusalem. Key shows cities, towns, roads, etc.


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1878 - Map of Persia, Arabia, Turkey in Asia, Afghanistan, Beloochistan.

  • $14.99

Fine example of Mitchell's map of the Middle East, Persia and Afghanistan, colored by tribal regions.


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1862 - Map of Africa showing Its Most Recent Discoveries

  • $14.99

Decorative and detailed map of the African Continent, with an inset map of St. Helena. SA Mitchell Jr. acquired his father's former business from DeSilver in 1860 and relaunched a very successful atlas publishing business which survived another 20+...


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1882 - Map of Africa showing Its Most Recent Discoveries

  • $14.99

Decorative and detailed map of the African Continent, with an inset map of St. Helena. SA Mitchell Jr. acquired his father's former business from DeSilver in 1860 and relaunched a very successful atlas publishing business which survived another 20+...


5

1864 - Map of Oceanica, Exhibiting its Various Divisions, Island Groups, &c.

  • $14.99

Attractive map of islands showing inset of the Sandwich Islands [Hawaiian Islands]. An excellent Civil War vintage map. Includes a decorative floral border. SA Mitchell Jr. acquired his father's former business from DeSilver in 1860 and relaunched a...