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Auction 114, Lot 268

"Philadelphia", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Period: 1840 (published)


Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 14.8 inches
30 x 37.6 cm
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A terrific plan of the city and waterfront along the Delaware River with great detail of major streets, buildings and landmarks. List at bottom names, and is keyed to, 96 buildings and institutions. The new railways are detailed and named. Lovely engraved vignettes show the United States Bank and the Exchange. The entire map is uncolored except for a narrow blue band along the western shoreline of the Delaware River. A very nice example of one of the best 19th Century plans of the city. Published by Chapman & Hall.

References: Phillips (A) #4326-30; Lane & Cresswell No.140, Phillips' Maps & Views of Philadelphia No.205a.

Condition: A+

Nice impression on supple paper with original margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $190

Closed on 3/1/2006