1850 Map of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island by Thomas Cowperthwait

This attractive pocket map depicts the New England states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. A beautiful steel engraving, the map is incredibly detailed and hand-colored by county. 

The map locates roads as well as canals and railroads, both existing and proposed. By 1850, many railroads were already in existence, including the Stonington, Worcester, Eastern, Western, New Haven & Springfield, the New York & New Haven and several others. At bottom right is an inset of a plan of Boston, which includes a key that locates 20 places of interest. Longitude is given from Greenwich and from Washington.

The map’s title and publication lines are engraved in flourished script. The map is enclosed in a keyboard-style border and printed on banknote paper. It was published by Mitchell and Cowperthwait in Philadelphia.


Overall this map is in age appropriate condition. Some discoloration and foxing is present throughout as well as some creasing. Otherwise, there are no loss and the colors are still vibrant. The map is beautifully presented using the finest archival materials and framing procedures.

Framed dimensions: 29 3/4" H x 34" W x 2 1/4" D.

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