A New Map of the State of Wisconsin by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co

A New Map of the State of Wisconsin by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co

Code: 54267

£55.00 Approx $75.65, €64.4
 

Date: 1855

waf.  Published 1855 in Pennsylvania, dated 1850 .  Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring; hand coloured by county. Overall sheet size: 43.1cms x 34.8cms; image size: 408mm x 333mm.   Characteristic green decorative border and pastel colouring.  Explanation Key bottom middle showing symbols for canals , Rail Roads, Leading Roads, County Towns etc .

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.