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Ireland by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co

£65.00 Approx $89.41, €76.11

Code: 53847

Date 1855

Published 1855 in Pennsylvania, dated 1850 .  Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 28.7cms x 35 cms; image size: 247mm x 311mm.   Characteristic green decorative border and pastel colouring. Explanation key bottom middle together with two Scales of Distance.  Provinces differentiated by colour; hachures denoting height.  One black mark (v small) in Limerick; a small abrasion in Roscommon, and three spots in margin 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.