County Map of New Jersey [and] County Map of Maryland and Delaware
Two maps for the price of one!
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This composite map was drawn and engraved by W.H. Gamble and published by Samuel Augustus Mitchell in Philadelphia in 1867. Mitchell was one of the most prominent American mapmakers of the 19th century, and initially got involved with cartography as a school teacher who was frustrated with the quality of available maps. He collaborated with skilled engravers and produced high-quality maps and atlases that contained the most up-to-date information available. Mitchell’s son (of the same name) would take over the business after his death in 1860 and continue the tremendous output.
His attention to detail is evident within the image, which provides an engaging snapshot of Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey just a few years after the end of the Civil War. Lovely original color, applied by hand, shows state borders and county outlines. Railroads are prominently noted in thick black lines, with an evident concentration around New York along the New Jersey coastline.
Rudimentary topographic detail is provided in hachure, emphasizing the Appalachian Mountains in western Maryland. Portions of Virginia include notable battle sites of the Wilderness, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania Courthouse, and others.
Publication Date: 1867
Author: Samuel Augustus Mitchell
Sheet Width (in): 12.5
Sheet Height (in): 15.25
Condition Description: Scattered wear, spotting, and soiling visible in the margins and outer edges of the sheet. One or two small spots enter the neatline in the lower left corner. Very good, with original hand color.
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