A new universal atlas by Samuel Augustus Mitchell (Philadelphia:
S.A. Mitchell, 1846)
Information on this publication from the David
Rumsey Historical Map Collection website.
Short Title: Ireland.
Publisher: Philadelphia: S.A. Mitchell
Type: Atlas Map
Obj Height cm: 31
Obj Width cm: 25
Note: In full color by county.
Full Title: Ireland.
List No: 0537.047
Page No: 46
Series No: 50
Publication Author: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
Pub Date: 1846
Pub Title: A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires,
Kingdoms, States and Republics Of The World. With a special map of each
of the United States, Plans of Cities &c. Comprehended in seventy
sheets and forming a series of One Hundred And Seventeen Maps, Plans And
Sections ... Philadelphia, Published By S. Augustus Mitchell, N.E. corner
of Market & 7th Streets. 1846. Entered ... 1846, by H.N. Burroughs
... Pennsylvania. (title page by) J. Knight Sc.
Pub Reference: P6103; Ristow page 311.
Pub Note: First edition. Has Carey and Hart borders.
Ristow's second 1846 issue. The first issue by Mitchell alone, without
Tanner's name on the title page. Tanner issued this atlas first in 1836
with engraved maps, then it was taken over by Carey and Hart in 1843 and
converted by them to lithographic maps in 1845. In 1846 Mitchell took
over the publishing of this atlas and continued until 1849, after which
it was published until 1860 by Thomas, Cowperthwait and then Charles DeSilver.
This atlas is important in American printing history in that it was the
first American atlas to be converted from engraved map plates to lithographic
map plates - greatly reducing the cost of production and thus making the
book made widely affordable by the general public. The maps are in full
color; atlas is bound in half leather marbled paper covered boards with
"Mitchell's Universal Atlas" stamped in gilt on front label.
Pub List No: 0537.000
Pub Type: World Atlas
Pub Maps: 72
Pub Height cm: 45
Pub Width cm: 37
Image No: 0537047
Institution: Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement: Copyright 1998