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Auction 115, Lot 285

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

Subject: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Period: 1753 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

12 x 13.8 inches
30.5 x 35.1 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 The map holds special value as a historical document because it shows the names of owners of estates and farms outside the city. German Town, for instance, is denoted by a double row of houses.

References: Jolly GENT-87.

Condition: B

Attractive later color. Margin extended at binding trim to accommodate framing, and 1" binding tear repaired.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/21/2006