Map of New Granada, Venezuela, Guiana, Peru, Ecuador, and the Argentine Confederation, 1860, Mitchell
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Map of New Granada, Venezuela, Guiana, Peru, Ecuador, and the Argentine Confederation, 1860, Mitchell

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Map of New Granada, Venezuela, Guiana, Peru, Ecuador, and the Argentine Confederation, 1860, Mitchell

This hand colored map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1860 by American mapmaker Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Junior.  In 1860, Peru and Ecuador were dealing with the aftermath of the Treaty of Mapasingue, which was established on January 7 of 1860, as an effort to re-establish the relations between the two nations in which had been destroyed in Ecuadorian-Peruvian War a year prior. This attempt proved to be futile however; in Peru, a domestic upheaval of the Castilla administration was formulating. Castilla had given his word to Guillermo Franco that he would aid him in leading the “General Government” in Ecuador, providing him with boots, uniforms and over 3,000 rifles. However, his efforts to control both Peru and Ecuador came to a halt thanks to the Battle of Guayaquil on September 22nd of 1860, when Franco’s government was defeated by the forces of the Provisional Government, leading the way for the reunification of Ecuador.

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.

- Ashley Nicholson

Plate size: 11.3" x 14"

Condition: Some foxing, but otherwise in fine antiquarian condition. 


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