Map of  Massachusetts and Rhode Island by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co

Map of Massachusetts and Rhode Island by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co

Code: 54216

£88.00 Approx $121.05, €103.04
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Date: 1855

Published 1855 in Pennsylvania, dated 1850 .  Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring; hand coloured by county. Overall sheet size: 40.6cms x 32.7cms; image size: 388mm x 300mm.   Characteristic green decorative border and pastel colouring. Top right is  a chart showing population tables for both places. Railroads  marked in orange. Inset townplan of Boston Browning to borders else very good condition indeed.


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.