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Description

Detailed map of North Carolina and South Carolina, published by Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Jr., America's most prolific and successful map publisher of the period.

The map includes an inset map of Charleston, showing the eight wards it had from 1850 to 1882.  Colored by county and showing towns, counties, roads, railroads, rivers, etc.

Condition Description
Original hand-color by county.
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.