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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.87
Object Name Map
Description Thomas Cowperthwait
South America
Hand-colored lithograph
Philadelphia, 1850

Map with colored elements by Thomas Cowperthwait: South America. 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. "Lartago" top left of map. Guiana border, most regions, mountain ranges, most rivers, some bodies of water, and most small islands, colored, some texture, most borders, Central American region, some rivers, most bodies of water, and some islands, not colored, some texture. Title and key, top right of map, scale and credit, bottom right of map. Measurement marks surround black and pink double line and black decorative border, directional notations in English, "Long: West from Washington", bottom right of map. "40." in black, top right outisde of map. Toning around edges, paper crumbling, all edges of map.
Title South America
Date 1850
Role of Creator Publisher
Creator Cowperthwait, Thomas
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique lithograph
Dimensions H-17 W-13.625 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin US/PA/Philadelphia
Subjects South America