Western Hemisphere

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This map is circular, showing the Western Hemisphere including North and Central America, South America, and the surrounding oceans. Each continent is shaded in different colors. Major cities, bodies of water, and geographic features are marked (with relief shown by hachures). At the top of the map, there are two tables giving the comparative lengths of rivers in North and South America as well as a visual representation of sea levels. At the bottom of the map, there are two small, circular maps showing the northern and southern hemisphere and a table giving the comparative heights of the principal mountains ... continued below

Physical Description

1 map : col. ; 19 cm. in diam., on sheet 36 x 29 cm.

Creation Information

Mitchell, S. Augustus (Samuel Augustus), 1792-1868 Creation Date: Unknown.

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Description

This map is circular, showing the Western Hemisphere including North and Central America, South America, and the surrounding oceans. Each continent is shaded in different colors. Major cities, bodies of water, and geographic features are marked (with relief shown by hachures). At the top of the map, there are two tables giving the comparative lengths of rivers in North and South America as well as a visual representation of sea levels. At the bottom of the map, there are two small, circular maps showing the northern and southern hemisphere and a table giving the comparative heights of the principal mountains in the Western Hemisphere. On the back of the map there is a circular, graphic representation with various, color-coded clocks. The title of the chart is "A Time Table" with additional information: "indicating the difference in time between the principal cities of the world, and also showing their air-line distance from Washington."

Physical Description

1 map : col. ; 19 cm. in diam., on sheet 36 x 29 cm.

Notes

On map: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1874 by S. Augustus Mitchell in the Office of the Librarian of Congress in Washington."

On time table: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1864 by S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the U.S. for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania."

From the Virginia Garrett Cartographic Collections.

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  • Call Number: 126/3 00244
  • Accession or Local Control No: UTA_970010
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth50279

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Map Collections from the University of Texas at Arlington

Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities "We the People" grant, this collection showcases maps from the Gulf Coast region and the greater Southwest.

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  • Oct. 11, 2009, 12:06 a.m.

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Mitchell, S. Augustus (Samuel Augustus), 1792-1868. Western Hemisphere, map, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50279/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.