Map of Minnesota, 1876, Mitchell
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Map of Minnesota, 1876, Mitchell

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Map of Minnesota, 1876, Mitchell

On September 7th of 1876, the James- Younger Gang attempted to rob the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota in the famous Rocky Cut Raid. Shortly after citizens realized it was a robbery, several of them took up arms against the gang. Some took up arms from hardware stores, while others, such as medical student Henry Wheeler, shot and killed one of the gang members from the third floor window of the Dampier House Hotel. Civilian A.R. Manning took down another member from the corner of the Sciver Building. The surviving members of the gang retreated, splitting up at Mankato. Two of them escaped, while the rest of the gang would be cornered in the Hanska Slough Swamp two weeks after the raid, where another member would be killed and the others further injured in a gunfight. The surviving members surrendered, pleading guilty in order to avoid execution.

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.

This original antique map is single paged, as issued. Published in Pennsylvania by S.A. Mitchell Jr. in 1876.

- Ashley Nicholson

Plate Size: 11.75" x 14.5"

Condition: Excellent Condition


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