A wonderful post -Civil War Atlas from the prolific American cartographer family, Mitchell. There are very detailed colored country maps of all the States with the expected details on towns/cities including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Detroit; rail roads and mountains. All together there are 140 lithograph maps and city plans on 83 quarto maps. The reference section includes world population data, US Census of 1860/70 data, Canadian population data, distance tables, Post Offices, information on rivers, etc.
1878 Mitchell's New General US and World Atlas
Mitchell's New General Atlas Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities…
Map Maker Specifics
S. A. Mitchell, 1878, Philadelphia
15.5x 13 in. plus margins
Original cover and spine are 2/3 detached and are worn. Most maps are very good, with very little age toning / browning. A few maps are detached. The first few pages, including title page, index and North America map are frayed on margins or have marginal tears. There are modest level of crayon like markings on US, 2 Canadian, and US colony maps and 2 verso / backs.