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Published 1855 in Pennsylvania, dated 1850 . Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 42.7cms x 34.1cms; image size: 397mm x 318mm. Characteristic green decorative border and pastel colouring. Explanation key below title showing symbols for Rail Roads, Canals, Capitals, Important Towns, common do. INset bottom right entitled: Vicinity of the Falls of Niagra and another to the left: The city of Toronto and its Environs. browning to sheet edges 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.