County Map of Nova Scotia, 1860, Mitchell
County Map of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Cape Breton Island, and Prince Edward's Island, c. 1860, Mitchell
During the year 1860, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Cape Breton Island began to adjust and become accustomed to its newly adopted Canadian currency. This decimalization meant that the regions traded the use of pounds and shillings for dollars and cents in order to unify their currency system with mainland Canada. Prince Edward Island later followed by transferring to decimal currency in 1971. With the newly established decimal system, trade and commerce between regions became much less complicated, allowing for greater efficiency and productivity within Canada.
Samuel Augustus Mitchell (1792-1868) turned his attention to mapmaking in the 1830s, due to his dissatisfaction with available school maps. He developed a map publishing business that would make him and later his son the most prominent American map publishers of the nineteenth century. By collaborating with prominent mapmakers and engravers of the day, such as James H. Young and Henry S. Tanner, Mitchell ensured that the maps he published were of the highest quality. During the 1850s, he partnered with Thomas, Cowperthwait, & Company to publish his A New Universal Atlas and his General Atlas. In 1860, his son Samuel Augustus, Jr, joined the company and he ensured that the Mitchell name remained an important one well into the 1880s.
- Mackenzie Pleskovic
Plate size: 11" x 13.5"
Condition: Some minor foxing, but otherwise in excellent condition