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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.84
Object Name Map
Description Thomas Cowperthwait
Hand-colored lithograph
Philadelphia, 1850

Map with colored elements by Thomas Cowperthwait: Brazil, with inset maps of Paraguay and Environs of Rio Janeiro. 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. "Cayenne" top middle of map. Some borders, most regions, most mountain ranges, some rivers, and some bodies of water, colored, some texture, most borders, some regions, some mountain ranges, most rivers, and most bodies of water, not colored, some texture. Title, key, and scale, top right of map, inset map titles and scales, bottom and bottom right of maps. Measurement marks surround black and pink double line border, inset maps surrounded by black double line borders, directional notation in English, "Longitude East from Washington", bottom right of map. All maps surrounded by decorative black border. "42." in black, top right outside of map. Foxing spot, bottom left outside of map and toning around edges, paper crumbling, top, left, and right edges.
Title Brazil
Date 1850
Role of Creator Publisher
Creator Cowperthwait, Thomas
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique lithograph
Dimensions H-16.5 W-13.5 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin US/PA/Philadelphia
Subjects Brazil