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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.89
Object Name Map
Description Charles Desilver and Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Jr.
Venezuela, New Granada & Ecuador
Hand-colored lithograph
Philadelphia, 1856

Charles Desilver, publisher, and Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Jr., publisher: Venezuela, New Granada, and Ecuador, with inset map of the Communications by Railroad across the Isthmus of Darien from Victor Bay to Panama. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with black round dot or black dot with radiating dots, i.e. "Paraguana" top middle of map. Some borders, most regions, most mountain ranges, most roads, some rivers, and some bodies of water, colored, some texture, most borders, some regions, some mountain ranges, some roads, some rivers, and most bodies of water, not colored, some texture. Title, bottom middle right of map, scale and key, middle right of map, inset map title and note, bottom left of map. Measurement marks surround black line border, inset map surrounded by black double line border, directional notations in English, "Longitude East from Washingston.", bottom of map. Both maps surrounded by decorative black border. "43.", bottom right outside of map. Slight foxing, top left, back, and toning around edges of map, roughly torn, across top.
Title Venezuela, New Granada & Ecuador
Date 1856
Role of Creator Publisher
Creator Desilver, Charles
Role of Creator 2 Publisher
Creator 2 Mitchell, Jr., S. Augustus
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique lithograph
Dimensions H-14.25 W-17.5 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin US/PA/Philadelphia
Subjects South America
Venezuela
New Granada
Ecuador