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Hindoostan, Farther India, China, and Tibet antique map c1879.

Hindoostan, Farther India, China, and Tibet antique map c1879.

by Mitchell, Samuel Augustus/ S.Augustus

Northern India antique map. Hindoostan, Farther India, China, and Tibet with intricate border and contemporary colour. On the reverse is a map of Palestine or the Holy Land & inset of Modern Jerusalem. S. Augustus Mitchell. Philadelphia, c1879.

Original very pretty maps, colour-printed and finished by hand. Constructed and engraved in Philadelphia by W. Williams, and Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1879 by S. Augustus Mitchell in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington. From 1860, S. Augustus Mitchell succeeded his father Samuel Augustus Mitchell, in publishing Mitchell's New General Atlas.

The decorative foliage scrolling around the border of the map, was a tradition that was begun in 1855 by the Colton family of mapmakers. This map has pale colour-printing which is much more subtle than some editions, and the highlighted red-lined country borders stands out clearly.

These maps are in good condition except for slight nicks along the extreme lower edge of the page. To the outside edge of decorative border measures 295 x 365 mm (11.7/8 x 14.3/8 inches). Page size is 320 x 385 mm (12.1/2 x 15.1/8 inches).

Stock Number: amHindoo.33PPrice: $220.00