Published 1854 in Pennsylvania, dated 1850 . Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 42.2cms x 34.2 cms; image size: 383mm x 313mm. Detailed map of Russia, Tartaria and China, extending to Corea and Japan. Toning to margins . One small black speck in between L and I in Mongolia 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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