Wall map of the expanding United States
By YOUNG, J.H. , 1836

Mitchell's Reference & Distance Map of the United States.

America North America
  • Author: YOUNG, J.H.
  • Publication place: Philadelphia
  • Publisher: Mitchell and Hinman
  • Publication date: 1836.
  • Physical description: Large folding engraved map by J.H. young, F. Dankworth, E. Yeager, and E.F. Woodward, dissected and laid down on linen in 36 sections, contemporary hand-color in full, trimmed with pink silk, folding into marbled paper self-covers.
  • Dimensions: 1475 by 1720mm. (58 by 67.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 12819

To scale:


Mitchell’s “Reference & Distance Map” first appeared in 1834 and was published throughout the 1840s. This 1836 edition extends westward to the border of Missouri territory and identifies numerous Indian towns and trading posts. The map includes a large inset titled “A General Map of the United States” which shows considerable detail of Austin’s Colony and what would become the Republic of Texas.

With insets of northern Maine and southern Florida, and ten insets of the vicinities of cities: Albany, Baltimore and Washington, Cincinnati, Charleston, New Orleans, the Falls of Niagara, Rochester, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. The title appears in a large vignette cartouche below an eagle.


  1. Ristow 309-310.