S. Augustus Mitchell. “A New Map of Maine.”
Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1850. 15 x 12. Lithographic transfer from engraved plate. Full original color. Very good condition.
A strong, beautifully crafted map from the mid-nineteenth century by one of the leading U.S. cartographic firms of the period. This is an excellent example of American mapping of the early years of the Industrial Revolution. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. are known for their maps focusing on the transportation networks in the states, and this map is good evidence of that. Canals, railroads, and stage lines are indicated with hand color. Rivers, towns and counties are also depicted, all with characteristic precision. In the upper right corner is a table of information of the state. Overall, a fascinating and decorative map.