Italy. North Part by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co

Italy. North Part by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co

Code: 53848

£68.00 Approx $93.54, €79.63

Date 1855

Published 1855 in Pennsylvania, dated 1850 .  Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 30.6cms x 35.8 cms; image size: 267mm x 321mm.   Characteristic green decorative border and pastel colouring. Explanation key below title.  Provinces differentiated by colour; hachures denoting height.  Three scales of miles bottom left in Mediterranean Sea. Slight toning to margins; one fox spot in Adriatic Sea and very faint speckling below the scale of distance 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.