Auction 125, Lot 301

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

Subject: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Period: 1777 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.6 x 13 inches
29.5 x 33 cm

As Europe followed the progress of the American Revolution, maps of the prominent 'Seats of Liberty' became popular, and Gentleman's Magazine published several versions of Scull and Heap's important maps. The map holds special value as a historical document because it shows the names of owners of estates and farms outside the city, each marked by a small house icon. German Town is denoted by a long double row of houses. A fascinating Revolutionary War era piece in nice condition.

References: Jolly GENT-256.

Condition: B+

On a sheet of hand laid paper with a large and spectacular watermark plus a smaller circular mark. Two fold lines with a little foxing at border of map. Old paper laid in binding trim for support at trim, but no flaw.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/24/2008

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