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Description

Unusual map of Turkey, Greece, the Balkans, Austria and part of the Ukraine, illustrating the nations created under the Berlin Congress Treaty, as well as the lands returned to Turkey from Russia, which had previously been taken by Russia under the treaty of San Stefano.

The map also includes an inset map of Armenia, illustrating the portion of the Berlin Congress Treaty which affected the possession of Armenia.

The map provides a detailed look at the changes created by the Treaty, including additional lands for Greece, Bosnia (occupied by Austria), Independent Servia, Independent Roumania, the Tributary Principality of Bulgaria, the Autonomous Province of Eastern Roumalia, and various other accessions to Russia, Roumania, Servia and Independent Montenegro.

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.