Sweden and Norway by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co

Sweden and Norway by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co

Code: 53846

£65.00 Approx $80.95, €75.67

Date 1855

Published 1855 in Pennsylvania, dated 1850 .  Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 41.1cms x 32.9 cms; image size: 362mm x 292mm.   Characteristic green decorative border and pastel colouring.  Districts and Prefectures differentiated by colour ; some fox spots in North or German Ocean, not obtrusive, one in near A of Russia ; margins speckled but a mount would cover this.  Beautiful colouring and nicer than it sounds.

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.