Plan of Philadelphia, Mitchell Jr., 1860
This original antique map is a copper plate lithograph dating to 1860 by the prominent American mapmaker Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Junior, who took over the business of his father, Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Senior, in 1860. The map depicts the entire city of Philadelphia divided into 21 districts. The 21 districts are marked with their identifying number on the map. This map is a street level view of the city and includes many details such as railroads, hotels, churches, and other important structures. Also shown is the Delaware River which borders the Southern edge of the city. The river is shown with topographical detail as well as steamboat routes and ferry routes between Camden and Philadelphia.
This map has original hand coloring in shades of pink, blue, green, and yellow. The map also depicts a floral border, which was typical of the 1860 period of the company. This particular map comes from S.A. Mitchell Sr.’s General Atlas.
Plate size: 13” x 10 ¾”