A New Map of Pennsylvania by Thomas Cowperthwait

A New Map of Pennsylvania by Thomas Cowperthwait

Code: 54159

£120.00 Approx $152.67, €140.02

Date: 1855

Published 1855 in Pennsylvania, dated 1850 .  Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 40.1cms x 33.2cms; image size: 364mm x 298mm.   Characteristic green decorative border and pastel colouring. Railroads marked in orange.  Steam boat route in box bottom left; Explanation key bottom right .  Profile of the Pennsylvania Canal and Columbia Rail Road at top of map.  Browning to sheet edges else very good condition.

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.