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1880 Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr.
$ 275.00

Detailed and interesting map of Indian Territory, the first to appear in a Commerical Atlas. The map is colored by Tribal lands, showing the lands of the Arapahoes, Cheyennes, Pawnees, Osage, Cherokees, Choctaws, Chicaswas, Kiowas, Comanches, Apaches, Wichitas, Pottowaomies, Seminoles, Sac and Fox, and Creeks. The Government Land Office Sureys are largely completed, although the eastern 1/3rd of the Territory is still unsurveyed. The Missouri, Kansas & Texas RR and Atlantic & Pacific RR cross the Territory. The map is interspersed with information concerning the relevant treaties and dates which resulted in the various Tribes resettlement to the Territory. A number of roads and settlements are shown throughout.

Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. Biography

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.