• Creator
  • Mitchell, Samuel Augustus; Burroughs, H.N
  • Created Date
  • 1850
  • Description
  • Unlike 1849 ed., this shows California gold region named and shown in yellow. It also adds basin and range topography in Nevada including Carson and Walker lakes, and the Humboldt River (although in a manner different from the late 1850 and subsequent additions--they probably drew the topographical changes in quickly, and then corrected them in later editions). Roads colored in red ink. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. "Oregon" and "... more
    Unlike 1849 ed., this shows California gold region named and shown in yellow. It also adds basin and range topography in Nevada including Carson and Walker lakes, and the Humboldt River (although in a manner different from the late 1850 and subsequent additions--they probably drew the topographical changes in quickly, and then corrected them in later editions). Roads colored in red ink. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. "Oregon" and "Upper or New California" in bold type; all areas shown in full color. Shows Indian tribes and includes descriptive notes. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. This is a very unusual mid 1850 edition - it has two maps each of the United States double page map, the Texas map, and the California, Oregon & New Mexico map. The first U.S. map is the same as our late 1850 edition and the second U.S. is a unique issue with "Deseret" for Utah. The two Texas maps are from the early and late 1850 issues - the content is the same, but one has the C.S. Williams imprint, the other Thomas, Cowperthwait. The California maps are from the early and late 1850 editions. It is not clear why two issues of these maps were included, but there is no doubt that they were originally bound in, not added later. The remainder of the atlas is similar to our early 1850 edition. Five other maps have been pasted in by an owner: Smith's Topographical Map of Virginia and Maryland (circa 1861), Root, Anthony & Co.'s Map of the Seat of War in Italy, Mandeville's Carte En Relief Du Theatre De La Guerre En Italie, and two Harper's Weekly maps of the Seat of War in Europe. Maps are in full color. Covers are half leather marbled paper covered boards with "Mitchell's Universal Atlas" stamped in gilt on the front cover label. Phillips, 800. Wheat, C.I. Mapping the transmississippi West, 683. less
  • Format
  • World Atlas
    Atlas Map