"A New Map of of Mississippi with its Roads and Distances" engraved by H. N. Burroughs, published by Samuel A. Mitchell, Philadelphia, 1846. From the "Tourist Pocket Map" series by Samuel A. Mitchell. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring of Mississippi depicting towns and roads, county lines, names of counties, rivers, mountains, and railroads. Title and scale of miles, top left, explanation, center left, tables of Steam Boat routes and distances, lower left. "Longitude West from Washington", centered below map. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border with decorative green border. 16mo when folded, housed in original tooled black leather covers, stamped with gilt title lettering, front cover. Ink inscription reading "D. H. Chadbourn Tuscumbia Ala" inside of front cover. Map – 14 1/4" H x 12 1/8" W. Folded – 5" H x 3 3/8" W x 1/4" D. Note: This map is believed to have been carried by a Civil War soldier who was wounded in battle, resulting in the dark stains visible to map (see condition report). CONDITION: Overall good condition with light toning, minute foxing spots, areas of dark stains (believed to be blood), largest 5 1/8" x 2", to fold lines or map and inside front and back covers. Minute tear to fold line situated on Winston County. Leather covers with shelf wear, rubbing, bumped corners. 1" area of loss to spine and 1/4" x 1/4" area of loss to top right corner of front cover.
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