"A New Map of Virginia with Its Canals, Roads & Distances from Place to Place, Along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
Period: 1850 (dated)
Publication: New Universal Atlas
Color: Hand Color
14.4 x 11.6 inches
36.6 x 29.5 cm
An attractive map with nice detail of the counties, cities, roads and railways. At top is a profile of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. A table at bottom lists Steam Boat Routes - Richmond to Norfolk, Richmond to Washington, Richmond to Baltimore, Wheeling to Pittsburgh, and Wheeling to Cincinnati. The legend identifies canals, railroads, capital cities, leading roads plus distance along roads in miles. Fancy titling and decorative border.
Original color with light toning and staining in the top portion of the sheet and a short tear at bottom left, well away from the image.