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Auction 156, Lot 300

"[A Map of Pennsylvania and the Parts connected therewith, relating to the Roads and inland Navigation…]", Howell, Reading

Subject: Pennsylvania

Period: 1834 (published)

Publication: American State Papers, Vol. 1

Color: Black & White

26 x 17.7 inches
66 x 45 cm

This is a reduced copy of Howell's map of 1792, which was one of the most important maps of Pennsylvania to appear in the eighteenth century. It shows the entire state with remarkable detail and includes roads, canals, donation lands, counties, townships and topography with an emphasis on transportation. Most settlement is along the Delaware River and the southeastern portion, as well as around Pittsburgh. A dedication at upper center states "to the Legislature and the Governor of Pennsylvania this map is respectfully inscribed by Reading Howell." The title above is contained in the copyright near the bottom of the map. The map was originally issued in An Historical Account of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Canal Navigation, c. 1795 and was reproduced here for the American State Papers.

References: cf. Wheat & Brun 443; cf. Phillips (M) pp. 678-79.

Condition: B

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue to reinforce and repair a 1.5" binding tear at left. Light to moderate toning and offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/17/2016