Mitchell's New General Atlas 1877
Mitchell's new general atlas : containing maps of the various countries of the world, plans of cities, etc, embraced in eighty-three quarto maps : forming a series of one hundred and forty maps and plans : together with valuable statistical tables : also a list of post-offices of the United States and territories, and census of 1860 and 1870.
S Augustus Mitchell
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1877.
Collated: 120, 32 pages : (83 color full-page maps, 140 total maps); 39 cm. Publisher's brown boards. Gold lettering on front. Rebacked. Very good binding and cover. Maps are in near-fine condition and free of soiling or foxing.
Mitchell's New General Atlas was a classic geographical reference in the late 19th century. Taking over the Mitchell Company business after his father retired in 1860, S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. revised the existing Mitchell atlas and renamed it the New General Atlas. New editions were published yearly until 1887. The maps were so popular they were used by the public and sometimes other publishers until the beginning of the 1900s.
See Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers.