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Plan of Baltimore

Order Code: MIT-1867-BALT Category:

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The Mitchell company was one of the first to try out the newtechnique of engraving on steel plates, experimenting with steelalmost 20 years before the rest of the publishing industry. Hewas printing with steel in the early 1830s; the general switch tosteel was approximately 1850. During the early years of thecompany, Mitchell published mainly maps and travel guides. In1860, Mitchell started producing “Mitchell’s New General Atlas”,and Mitchell Sr. retired and turned the business over to his sonof the same name. The New General Atlas was published until1893. Today Mitchell maps are sought after for their fineengraving, bright coloring, and attention to detail. They aresome of the finest maps produced in the 1860’s. This mapproduced in 1867, has Mitchell’s unique floral border, and beautiful hand coloring. This map details the city of Baltimore. Streets, railroads, and important buildings are illustrated.

Size: 11 x 9.25 inches
Condition: Very Good, light age toning
Map Maker: S. Augustus Mitchell
Coloring: Original Hand Coloring
Year: 1867

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