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Auction 153, Lot 307

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

Subject: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Period: 1753 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

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 more commonly seen 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 The map holds special value as a historical document because it shows the names of owners of estates and farms outside the city.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. Extends to Oxford Church in the north the Merrion Meeting (hall) and Derby in the west, and to the south to locate Boons Island, Gloucester and the Point House. Compass rose and decorative title cartouche. Published in the August, 1753 issue of the Gentleman's Magazine.

References: Jolly #GENT-87; Sellers & Van Ee #1306; Wheat & Brun #455.

Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper with several fold separations and a 1" binding tear at right all closed on verso with archival material. Light offsetting and a narrow, but adequate, right margin.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $550

Closed on 5/20/2015