This is a fine example of Thomas Cowperthwait and S. A. Mitchell's 1850 map of the West Indies. It covers from Florida and the Bahamas south through the Caribbean islands of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti & the Dominican Republic) to the northern Part of South America and east to the Caribbee Islands or the Lesser Antilles. Includes the Bahamas (Bahama Islands). The whole is engraved and colored in Mitchell's distinctive style with green border work and vivid pastels. Political and topographical features are noted and color coded with elevation rendered by hachure.This map was prepared by S. A. Mitchell for publication by the Philadelphia firm of Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. as plate no. 38 in the 1850 edition of Mitchell's New General Atlas.