Auction 122, Lot 321

"1776 - Centennial Views - 1876 Plan of the City of Philadelphia", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Period: 1876 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 20 inches
55.4 x 50.8 cm

An attractive and detailed map of Philadelphia that was published for travelers who had come to visit the World's Fair and to celebrate America's Centennial. The map is surrounded by a decorative grapeleaf border and eight finely engraved views of Centennial Exposition buildings including Machinery Hall, where people were introduced to the 1500 horsepower Corliss Steam Engine that was used to power 13 acres of machinery in the great hall. The map locates government buildings, theaters, hospitals, parks, railroads, ferries and steamship lines.


Condition: B+

Folding as issued with several fold separations repaired with archival tape on verso. A short binding tear entering the border repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $150 - $250

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/5/2007