Published 1855 in Pennsylvania, dated 1850 . Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 34.4cms x 41.2cms; image size: 319mm x 383mm. Characteristic green decorative border and pastel colouring. Railroads marked in orange, key to symbols top left; routes and distances along left side of map; populations of the county and county towns in box bottom right. A little browned to margins and odd mark there and one fox spot in title 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.
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