1853 Mitchell - A New Map of the State of California, the Territories of Oregon, Washington, Utah & New Mexico [extended Utah]

1853 Mitchell California with extended Utah

Title:

A New Map of the State of California, the Territories of Oregon, Washington, Utah & New Mexico

Map maker:

Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Thomas Cowperthwait & Co.

Place and Year:

Philadelphia, 1853

Dimensions:

39.5 x 32 cm (15.5 x 12.5 in), plus decorative border

Technique:

Lithograph

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

435.00
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DETAILS

Important depiction of the west at a time of dramatic change, both in terms of geographic discovery and political and economic development. Includes the pre-Gadsden Purchase borders in lower Arizona and New Mexico. Numerous mining towns are named in California, including Auburn, Columa [sic], Marysville, Yuba City, Downieville, etc., plus many Native American tribal names.

Utah extends from the Rockies to the California border, and New Mexico from Texas to California; Salt Lake City perches on the east side of the Great Salt Lake. 

This map is from the same plate as that for the map "Texas, Oregon, and California" (1846), with changes and additions. Washington territory was formed March 2, 1853. Not showing the Gadsden Purchase indicates that the date of the map is 1853. It appeared in an edition of Mitchell's A New Universal Atlas.

CONDITION NOTES

Fine condition, coloring bright.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00140

REFERENCES

W-GR 169, but published by Charles DeSilver. Also Wheat lists it as 1850, although clearly incorrect.

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