Published 1854 in Philadelphia. Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 29.1cms x 34.7cms; image size: 251mm x 307mm. Colour coded according to governments, key inset bottom right. Slight browning to margins else very good condition. Spotting to margins else good condition with the distinctive green border and pastel colouring of the Cowperthwait’s work.
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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