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A New Map of the State of Missouri by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co

£75.00 Approx $95.3, €87.62

Code: 54268

Date: 1855

waf.  Published 1855 in Pennsylvania, dated 1850 .  Lithograph with original full wash hand colouring; hand coloured by county. Overall sheet size: 43cms x 34.7cms; image size: 408mm x 337mm.   Characteristic green decorative border and pastel colouring.  Explanation Key bottom right showing symbols for canals , Rail Roads, Leading Roads, County Towns etc . Neat and small ownership pen inscription on verso (does not affect front of map). Edges browned 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.