Recent Publications | February 10, 2016

Facsimile Edition of "Mitchell's New General Atlas 1860"

Atglen, PA—Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of our newest collectible title, Mitchell's New General Atlas 1860 by Robert Lindberg.

9780764350320.jpgThis facsimile edition of hand colored maps from 1860 is beautifully printed and nicely bound, displaying the old world craftsmanship of this extraordinary cartography. The maps are highly informative and one can see easily see why they captivated both families and professionals back in the days leading up to the American Civil War. Ancestry enthusiasts should have their own copy.—John Fielding Walsh, Associate Director, Harvard University Press, Ret.

In 1860, Augustus Mitchell Jr. printed one of the world’s most accurate and artistic atlases. This reproduction of Mitchell’s New General 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.

Size: 12?? x 14?? | 76 color maps & 26 charts | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764350320 | Binding: hard cover | $60.00

About the Author: Robert Lindberg raised his family in upstate New York, where he now resides with his wife, Sammy. He takes advantage of the lakes, rivers, and mountains, where he can canoe, fish, camp, and ski with family and friends. After leaving the book printing industry, he acquired a historical map business in 2013. His company, Maps of Ancestry, provides thousands of maps from the 1600s through the 1900s to genealogists, historians, and map lovers. In addition to maps, he has acquired many atlases, one of which became the inspiration for this authentic reproduction.

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