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Long title: A New Map of Kentucky with its Roads and Distances from place to place along the Stage and Steam Boat Routes. Published 1854 in Pennsylvania, dated 1850 . Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 38.7cms x 33.2 cms; image size: 352mm x 300mm. Inset maps of the Falls of Ohio and the environs of Lexington and Washington and Clarksburg. Steam boat routes top right and Explanation key to the symbols for canals, rail roads, state capital, town, leading roads etc Browning 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.