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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.86
Object Name Map
Description Thomas Cowperthwait
Venezuela, New Grenada & Ecuador
Hand-colored lithograph
Philadelphia, 1850

Map with colored elements by Thomas Cowperthwait: Venezuela, New Grenada, and Ecuador, with inset map of the railroad from Victor Bay to Panama. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with black round dot or black dot with radiating dots, i.e. "Paraguana" top middle of map. Some borders, most regions, most mountain ranges, most roads, most rivers, and some bodies of water, colored, some texture, some borders, some regions, some mountain ranges, some roads, railroads, some rivers, and most bodies of water, not colored, some texture. Title, bottom right of map, key and scale, middle right of map, inset map title and note, bottom left of map. Measurement marks surround black and pink double line border, inset maps surrounded by black double line borders, top and left of map, directional notation in English, "Longitude East from Washington.", bottom of map. All maps surrounded by decorative black border. "41." in black, bottom right outside of map. Toning around edges, paper crumbling, bottom, left, and top of map.

Title Venezuela, New Grenada & Ecuador
Date 1850
Role of Creator Publisher
Creator Cowperthwait, Thomas
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique lithograph
Dimensions H-13.5 W-17 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin US/PA/Philadelphia
Subjects Venezuela
New Grenada
Ecuador