Auction 146, Lot 252

"A Map of the Anthracite Coal Fields of Pennsylvania Embracing All of Schuylkill County... [on sheet with] Map of the Wyoming and Lackawana Anthracite Coal Fields of Penna.", Sheafer, P. W.

Subject: Eastern Pennsylvania

Period: 1863 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

38 x 25.9 inches
96.5 x 65.8 cm

This rare and detailed pocket map of east central Pennsylvania is centered on the mining region around Schuykill County. Coal seams are overlaid on top of a topographic map with numerous mining companies identified, revealing an impressive amount of information. Above the main image is a separate map labeled Map of the Wyoming &Lackawana Anthracite Coal Fields. Lithographed by W.H. Rease in Philadelphia with the stamp of "P. & R. Coal and Iron Co." on verso. The map folds into stiff brown covers.


Condition: B

Issued folding with light toning, numerous fold separations mostly closed on verso with archival tape, and a 5" tear just above the smaller map's title cartouche also closed on verso with archival tape. The covers show typical wear.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/4/2013