"A New Map of Arkansas with Its Canals Roads & Distances", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
Period: 1854 (published)
Publication: A New Universal Atlas...
Color: Hand Color
11.8 x 14.4 inches
30 x 36.6 cm
This attractive early map of Arkansas shows county lines current to 1845 with the newly organized Dallas County. The map names many towns, and a number of roads criss-cross the map. Proposed railroads are delineated as well. The number of miles between towns is helpfully noted, and at the top of the map the steam-boat routes are noted from Little Rock to New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and Fort Gibson. The map is surrounded in a decorative border. Although copyrighted 1850, this map was published in 1854, just prior to Cowperthwait, Desliver, and Butler joining as publishers.
A clean and bright example with minor toning along the edges of the sheet.