Early Appearance of the Peninsula of Qatar
Attractive map of the Arabian Peninsula, Asia Minor, Persia, The Black Sea, Transcaucasia, Afghanistan and Beloochistan.
The map identifies the Peninsula of Qatar. This is one of the earliest printed maps to show Qatar as a Peninsula, also naming Beda (Doha) and Sharjah, but not Dubai or Abu Dhabi.
Colored by countries, with an inset of Palestine. Shows towns, tribes, roads, rivers, mountains, lakes, etc.
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.