Auction 111, Lot 252

"A Map of Pennsylvania, and the Parts connected therewith, relating to the Roads and Inland Navigation, especially as proposed to be improved by the late Proceedings of Assembly…", Howell, Reading

Subject: Pennsylvania

Period: 1834 (circa)

Publication: American State Papers

Color: Black & White

26.4 x 17.8 inches
67.1 x 45.2 cm

The map shows the entire state with remarkable detail for the time. Delineates roads, watershed, county lines and topography. Most settlement is along the Delaware River and in the southeastern portion, as well as around Pittsburgh. Locates the Old Purchase Line extending from the Allegheny River. Extensive legend locates artificial canal work, natural river beds, county towns, villages, forges & mills, houses, roads, portages, etc. Howell copied this map from his larger map of 1792.

References: cf Wheat & Brun 437; Phillips (M) pp. 678-79.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. Overall toned with narrow side margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/8/2005