Maine state 1860 Mitchell fine early version old map hand color Portland insetBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
State of Maine.
(United States-New England)
Issued Philadelphia, c1871-5 by S.A. Mitchell.
Interesting antique lithographed map with original hand color. Inset of Portland harbor lower right. A very early version, with the dark richly printed border and strong vivid coloration.
Lovely appearance, nice age patina, trivial age toning or insignificant stains, overall the printed area remains clean, well preserved and very attractive.
Sheet measures c. 14 7/8" x 12 1/8".
Engraved area measures c. 13 1/8" x 10 1/2".
Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers , Commercial Cartography in the 19th century , p. 313.
Phillips, Atlases in Library of Congress , 831-7.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 3, p. 260.