"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, canals, and rivers. County configurations are current to 1848 with the newly created Bienville County appearing in the northern part of the state. There is a large and detailed plan of New Orleans at top right with a key identifying districts and places of interest, and three tables at left 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.
An attractive example with original color. There is one small tear confined to the bottom blank margin that has been closed on verso with cello tape.