Map of Asia (..) – Mitchell (1874)



Description: Antique map titled ‘Map of Asia showing its Gt. Political Divisions and also the various routes of Travel between London & India, China & Japan & c’. This map covers from the Arabian Peninsula and Turkey eastward as far as Kamchatka, Japan, the Philippines and New Guinea. The map makes note of the steamship routes and mileages from London to various destinations in Asia.

Artists and Engravers: Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. inherited the Mitchell Company from his father in 1860. For over thrity years, the company had specialized in the production of school atlases and wall maps of America. They were one of the pioneers on engraving on steel plates.

  • Date: 1784
  • Overall size: 38.6 x 30.9 cm.
  • Image size: 34 x 26.6 cm.
  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Few small tears, please study image carefully.