Switzerland by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co

Switzerland by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co

Code: 53845

£60.00 Approx $78.53, €66.37
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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.   Three scales of miles; explanation key below title.  Three marks to margins and  and some faint moxspots (one in Wurtemberg and another at map edge in Lombardy ) else 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.