This is an original hand-colored 1881 plan of New Orleans by Augustus Mitchell from the venerable Mitchell atlas, one of the most attractive atlases produced in the 19th century. Keep in mind that all the colored lines and filled-in color were painstakingly done by hand. The plan depicts the city along the Mississippi River, including parts of Macdonough, Algiers and Belleville. Color coded according to wards, the highly detailed map notes individual streets, railways, canals, levees, etc. The whole is surrounded by an ornate floral border. The text at the bottom states “Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1881 by S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. at the Office of the librarian of congress at Washington”. Actual map size approximately 12″ x 10″ (21″ x 19″ framed), beautifully professionally framed and ready to hang. Both map and frame are in good condition, however buyers should be aware that this item came to us from a South Florida estate so is pre-owned and may show signs of normal wear and use.