Auction 173, Lot 156

"Plan of the Grounds and Buildings of the Centennial Exhibition, at Philadelphia [bound in] Visitor's Guide to the Centennial Exhibition and Philadelphia",

Subject: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; World's Fair

Period: 1876 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

23.4 x 17 inches
59.4 x 43.2 cm

This colorful map details the grounds for the Centennial International Exposition of 1876, the first official World's Fair held in the United States. A table at top right identifies 180 specific buildings on the grounds, and the entrances are located by a reference table at bottom left. The flags of 38 nations involved in the fair are depicted in another table. The map folds out from the back cover of a 48 pp. visitor's guide that includes a program of events and information for travelers. A second map in black & white, Reference Map of a Portion of Philadelphia Showing the Principal Points of Interest (12.1 x 16.0") folds out of the front cover. Published by J.B. Lippincott & Co.


Condition: B+

The map of the grounds has several fold separations and short tears along with light offsetting that is more predominant along the top border. The other map has a few minor spots. Paper wrappers have light wear and there is minor scattered foxing in the text.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/5/2019