• Philadelphia
Title: Philadelphia

Date: 1856

Author / Map-Maker / Publisher:
Thomas Cowperthwait

Notes: Beautifully engraved map, hand colored by counties, from Thomas Cowperthwait & Co.'s New Universal Atlas.

The map names towns, rivers, lakes, islands, etc. and shows roads with distances, railroads and other details.

The Mitchell family’s famous annual atlas, the
New Universal Atlas, was first published by Henry Tanner starting in 1836. Mitchell published it under his own name starting in 1846, and he continued publishing it until 1849. In 1850, the copyright to Mitchell’s atlas was first acquired by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., and then in 1856 by Charles DeSilver, both Philadelphia publishers. Thomas, Cowperthwait added five maps for their 1853 edition.

Dimensions: 13.5 x 17 inches

Original Engraving


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