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Published 1854 in Pennsylvania, dated 1850 . Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 34.4cms x 42.6 cms; image size: 323mm x 401mm. One fox spot in Gulf of Mexico at Appalachee Bay odd mark to Atlantic Ocean and other blank areas 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.