Item #021344 AN ACCOMPANIMENT TO MITCHELL'S REFERENCE AND DISTANCE MAP OF THE UNITED STATES; CONTAINING AN INDEX OF ALL THE COUNTIES, DISTRICTS, TOWNSHIPS, TOWNS, &C IN THE UNION; TOGETHER WITH AN INDEX OF THE RIVERS. Samuel A. MITCHELL.

AN ACCOMPANIMENT TO MITCHELL'S REFERENCE AND DISTANCE MAP OF THE UNITED STATES; CONTAINING AN INDEX OF ALL THE COUNTIES, DISTRICTS, TOWNSHIPS, TOWNS, &C IN THE UNION; TOGETHER WITH AN INDEX OF THE RIVERS...

Philadelphia: Mitchell & Hinman, 1836. First Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards; 342 pages. Population and census data by county. Early bookplate on front pastedown and signature on front endpaper of John F. Fager of Harrisburg. Lacks, as usual, the scarce accompanying map. Very Good. Item #021344

Samuel Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks. A New American Atlas, published in 1831, was his first work. Then, in 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's New Universal Atlas, and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwaite & Co. of Philadelphia, who continued to publish it until the mid-1850s, when It was purchased by Charles DeSilver.

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