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1752. A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent With a Perspective View of the State-House

  • A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent With a Perspective View of the State-House

A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent With a Perspective View of the State-House information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 8507x11419 px
Disk Size: 
 14.6538MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Philadelphia

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  118.15 х 158.6
Printing at 150 dpi 
 56.71 х 76.13
Printing at 300 dpi 
 28.36 х 38.06

An Interesting Mid-Century Lithographic Edition of the Scull & Heap Philadelphia

Interesting Wagner & McGuigan edition of Scull & Heap's seminal Philadelphia map.

When first issued in 1752, the famous Scull and Heap plan was intended to promote William Penn's new city on the Delaware. When the events of the American Revolution began to heat up, illustrations of the center of the revolt, Philadelphia, began to be in great demand in Europe. This demand was soon met by publishers in England, Germany and France with the reissue of the Scull and Heap map, still the most up-to-date cartographic treatment of Philadelphia then available.

Holmes' grid plan for the city is shown situated between the rivers, and numerous outlying 'country seats' are placed and named, with the primitive road system also indicated. Lotter updated from the first edition to take into account the changes in the place names and environs of the city since the middle of the century, and Heap's elevation of the statehouse was moved from the top to the bottom center of the plate. The result of all this is a highly attractive and historic map that shows Philadelphia at the time of the Revolution.

Includes text and distance chart from individual landmarks and the Court-House.

Rarity

The Wagner & McGuigan edition is very rare. The present example may in fact be unique. We note that the Library of Congress has an example with an "L Hebert" imprint at lower right.


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Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
8507x11419 px
Disk:
14.6538MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Philadelphia
Author:
Nicholas Scull. George Heap. Wagner & Guigan.
$14.99

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