California & Surrounding States (1871)
Samuel Augustus Mitchell (1790-1868)
California & Surrounding States: Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona & Washington
From: Mitchell's Modern Atlas
Original Hand-Colored Lithograph
Philadelphia: E.H. Butler & Co., 1871
Paper dimensions: 9.5 x 11.5 in
A wonderful map of the west coast region of Northern America featuring California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Washington, Nevada, Arizona and Washington. Including topographic details of the mountainous area of the west region, as well as sections of British America and Mexico.
Born in Connecticut, Mitchell worked as teacher before publishing maps. His realization of the poor quality of geographical resources for teachers pushed him to start his own company. His company's publications covered all genres of geography; maps, travel guides, text books, etc.