Auction 111, Lot 253

"A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent", Scull & Heap

Subject: Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Period: 1753 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

11.5 x 13.5 inches
29.2 x 34.3 cm

The Gentleman's Magazine published several versions of Scull and Heap's important map of 1750. This Pre-Revolutionary War issue is the less common edition that contains the table of distances below the cartouche, as opposed to the map published in 1777 (GENT-256). The map holds special value as a historical document because it shows the names of owners of estates and farms outside the city. Includes a Xerox copy of the description of Philadelphia from the 1753 Gentleman's Magazine.

References: Jolly GENT-87.

Condition: C

Several large tears at upper right with one tear clear across map, all with old paper repairs on verso. Close binding trim at lower right, as issued. A map worthy of professional conservation and repair.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/8/2005