Map of Ohio and Indiana, 1860, Mitchell
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Map of Ohio and Indiana, 1860, Mitchell

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Map of Ohio and Indiana, 1860, Mitchell

In 1860, the Copperhead party was founded when the Democratic party had split into factions shortly after Lincoln was elected. The Ward Democrats supported the war to preserve the Union, whereas, the Copperhead party's platform was very much anti-war, commonly known as the "Peace Democrats" for their pacifist take on politics. The party wanted an immediate treaty with the South in order to prevent the imminent war, which made sense most of the people in the party being from Midwestern states, including Ohio and Indiana, as the Midwest still had close economic ties with the South in spite of them being members of the Union. 

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.


- Ashe Nicholson


Plate size: 11.5" x 14.75"

Condition: In excellent condition


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