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Young, James Hamilton 
MITCHELL'S REFERENCE & DISTANCE MAP OF THE UNITED STATES BY J. H. YOUNG. PHILADELPHIA: PUBLISHED BY S. AUGUSTUS MITCHELL, FOR SALE BY MITCHELL & HINMAN, 1834
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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Young, James Hamilton 
MITCHELL'S REFERENCE & DISTANCE MAP OF THE UNITED STATES BY J. H. YOUNG. PHILADELPHIA: PUBLISHED BY S. AUGUSTUS MITCHELL, FOR SALE BY MITCHELL & HINMAN, 1834
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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Young, James Hamilton 
MITCHELL'S REFERENCE & DISTANCE MAP OF THE UNITED STATES BY J. H. YOUNG. PHILADELPHIA: PUBLISHED BY S. AUGUSTUS MITCHELL, FOR SALE BY MITCHELL & HINMAN, 1834
Engraved folding case map (68 5/8 x 53 3/4 in.; 1744 x 1366 mm), dissected into 36 sections and mounted on linen, full contemporary handcoloring, engraved by Young, F. Dankworth, E. Yeager, & E. F. Woodward, large engraved title vignette of the federal eagle aboard a seashell boat with coastal views in the background after W. Mason, large inset "General Map Of The United States with the contiguous British & Mexican Possessions," smaller inset maps of the vicinities of Albany, Baltimore and Washington, Cincinnati, Charleston, New Orleans, the Falls of Niagara, Rochester, the North Part of Maine, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and the South Part of Florida, scrollwork border.  PROVENANCE: Ruth Jane Chamberlain Valentine (signature and inscription on verso, "This map was used in my Grandmother Chamberlain's school room when she was a teacher in [New] York State"; Christie's New York, 19 June 2007, lot 279)

Handsomely framed and glazed with UVIII Plexiglass. A tiny bit of marginal chipping, faint adhesive stain at top right border.


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Provenance

Ruth Jane Chamberlain Valentine (signature and inscription on verso, "This map was used in my Grandmother Chamberlain's school room when she was a teacher in [New] York State"; Christie's New York, 19 June 2007, lot 279)

Literature

Ristow, pp. 309–310; Rumsey 4340

Catalogue Note

A BRILLIANTLY COLORED COPY, WITH INTRIGUING PEDAGOGICAL PROVENANCE, OF ONE OF MITCHELL AND YOUNG'S MOST SUCCESSFUL LARGE-FORMAT MAPS. Mitchell also issued this map the same year under the title A New Map of the United States by J. H. Young. Mitchell first became associated with Young when he reissued Anthony Finley's New American Atlas, which Young had engraved, in 1831. Their collaborations would dominate cartographical publication in the United States for nearly four decades.

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York