Map of New Jersey by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co

Map of New Jersey by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co

Code: 54158

£78.00 Approx $97.5, €92.31

Date: 1855

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.