1839 Mitchell's "A Tourist's Pocket Map of the State of Ohio Exhibiting its Internal Improvements Roads Distances &c." by J.H. Young

Presented is an early pocket map of Ohio, circa 1839. This map was produced by Samuel Augustus Mitchell as an update to Mitchell's first pocket map of Ohio in 1831. This 1839 edition features various improvements to the first issue.

The map is colored by counties and shows, roads, railroads, towns, and distances. Many other proposed railroads and canals are also shown. The map features some historical details, including the Harris Line surveyed in 1817 and Fulton's Line surveyed in 1814. In this edition, Toledo is present, which was founded in 1833 as part of Michigan and then re-founded in 1837 as part of Ohio following the conclusion of the "Toledo War." The map shows the northwest boundaries, claimed respectively by Michigan and Ohio. Labeled at bottom is both a "Profile of the Miami Canal" and a "Profile of the Ohio and Erie Canal."


Published by Samuel Augustus Mitchell. Engraved by J. H. Young. Overall very good condition with minimal wear. Fold lines are apparent but no severe wear. Coloring is vibrant. Lower left corner of margin torn off, eliminating the "So" in "Sold."

Framed according to the highest conservation standards in a custom-built wooden frame, linen top mat, and UV Conservation Clear glass. Framed dimensions: 26 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D.