Auction 112, Lot 278

"A Map of Pennsylvania and the Parts connected therewith, relating to the Roads and inland Navigation…", Howell, Reading

Subject: Pennsylvania

Period: 1834 (published)

Publication: American State Papers, Vol. 1

Color: Black & White

26 x 17.7 inches
66 x 45 cm

This interesting map shows the entire state with remarkable detail. It includes roads, canals, donation lands, counties, townships and topography with an emphasis on transportation. Most settlement is along the Delaware River and the southeastern portion, as well as around Pittsburgh. Howell copied this map from his larger map of 1792, which was one of the most important maps of Pennsylvania to appear in the eighteenth century. A dedication is at upper center "to the Legislature and the Governor of Pennsylvania this map is respectfully inscribed by Reading Howell." The title is contained in the copyright near the bottom of the map. The map was originally issued in An Historical Account of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Canal Navigation, c. 1795 and was reproduced here for the American State Papers.

References: cf Wheat & Brun 443; Phillips (M) pp. 678-79.

Condition: B

Binding trim at left, nearly to lower third of neatline. Archival tape reinforced fold intersections and repair of a 5" binding tear. Paper is fragile at edges where there is some chipping. Bit of scattered foxing in map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/28/2005