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.
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