"A New Map of Louisiana with Its Canals, Roads & Distances from Place to Place, Along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
Period: 1850 (dated)
Publication: A New Universal Atlas...
Color: Hand Color
14.4 x 11.6 inches
36.6 x 29.5 cm
This map of Louisiana locates numerous towns and villages, roads, railroads (established, in progress, and proposed), canals, and rivers. There is a large and detailed plan of New Orleans at top right with a key identifying districts and places of interest. Three tables give the steamboat routes between New Orleans and Pittsburgh, Natchitoches, and Balize. A handsome map with decorative borders. Published in 1851, this is an early Cowperthwait issue as Mitchell had just been erased from the title.
Full original color with a couple of minor spots and marginal toning.