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2016 NEW BOOKS
MITCHELL’S NEWGENERAL ATLAS 1860
Robert Lindberg
•Areproduction of an atlas of the US and the world as it appeared in 1860
• 76 of the the 1800s’finest, most detailedmaps, produced by publisher
Augustus Mitchell Jr.
• The US at the start of the Civil War, when Abraham Lincoln was elected
president
In 1860, AugustusMitchell Jr. printedone of theworld’smost accurate
and artistic atlases.This reproduction ofMitchell’sNewGeneral Atlas
restores all 76 maps from the original plus its 26 pages of geological,
statistical, and geographic information from 1860. Included are
intriguing looks at the political boundaries of the United States at
the outbreak of the Civil War, as well as maps of other countries and
regions that look vastly different today. In the nineteenth century,
American citizens would routinely purchase a new map or atlas
every year or two, as these physical documents were the only way
to learn geography. The beautiful floral-bordered maps in this atlas
were designed by the finest cartographers of this pivotal era in human
history. Engraved on steel plates, printed in black and white, and
hand-colored by artists, they continue to inspire wonder and awe.
RobertLindberg
residesinCastleton-on-Hudson,NY,withhiswife,
Sammy.Afteracareerinthebookprintingindustry,in2013heacquired
Maps of Ancestry, a historicalmapbusiness that provides thousands of
maps and atlases to historians, genealogists, and map lovers.
Size: 12" x 14" • 76 color maps & 26 charts • 128pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5032-0 • hard cover • $60.00
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