Canada West formerly Upper Canada by Thomas  Cowperthwait & Co

Canada West formerly Upper Canada by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co

Code: 54150

£95.00 Approx $130.67, €111.24
 

Date: 1855

Published 1855 in Pennsylvania, dated 1850 .  Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 42.7cms x 34.1cms; image size: 397mm x 318mm.   Characteristic green decorative border and pastel colouring. Explanation key below title showing symbols for Rail Roads, Canals, Capitals, Important Towns, common do.  INset bottom right entitled: Vicinity of the Falls of Niagra and another to the left: The city of Toronto and its Environs.  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.