Published 1854 in Pennsylvania, dated 1850 . Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 42.3cms x 34.6 cms; image size: 382mm x 318mm. The Persian Gulf is central to the map and it covers fom the Red Sea to India and modern Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran etc. Very detailed map in very good condition apart from browning to margins and one fox spot below scale of miles.
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. were a publishing company based in Philadelphia. They were part of the burgeoning atlas and map publishing in the early to mid-nineteenth century. They published many famous works, including Tanner’s New Universal Atlas. Their maps are notable for the decorative borders and fine, vivid original hand colouring.
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