“A New Map of the State of Missouri.” Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1856. 14 x 11 3/8. Full original hand color. Faint stain in top left corner. Else, very good condition.
A handsome and detailed map of Missouri by the Charles Desilver company of Philadelphia. In 1853 Charles DeSilver, of the DeSilver family which had been in publishing since 1802, joined the Cowperthwait firm to form Cowperthwait, DeSilver and Butler. Later in 1854, the three went separate ways. This map is one published by Charles DeSilver’s company, based on the map originally made by Mitchell, but updated with the most current information available. The DeSilver maps have an particularly attractive appearance, with decorative border, but retain the high level of quality and detail of the Mitchell map series.