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Lithograph with original, vibrant full wash hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 28.6cms x 34.4 cms. Odd mark to margin else very decorative and detailed map showing canals, rail roads, important and inferior towns and inset of Shetland Isles in 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.