''MAP OF PERSIA…'' Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., 1860, from the First edition of the Mitchell, Jr. atlas - dated in the lower border. Engraved map with original hand-coloring.(Image: 10 5/8 x 13 3/8’’). This first edition issue is distinguished by an elaborate dark floral border and particularly bold color, the handsomest of all the Mitchell, jr atlases. Center fold as issued, verso blank.
This map depicts Anatolia and the Mideast (including present-day Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Jordan) in great detail. Topographical features are shown with major towns, cities, mountains, deserts, and water routes identified.
The Ruins of Babylon and Palmyra are located. The inset depicts an enlarged map of ''Palestine or the Holy Land''.
In excellent condition with attractive color.