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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. Beautiful map of mainland China, Formosa, islands, Corea etc Key to symbols below title. Characteristic green decorative border and pastel colouring. some toning to margins else 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.