Auction 97, Lot 219

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

Subject: Pennsylvania

Period: 1777 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

11.5 x 13.1 inches
29.2 x 33.3 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 shows the names and houses of important citizens with charming house icons. German Town, for instance, is denoted by a double row of houses. A fascinating Revolutionary War era piece.

References: Snyder, City of Independence: Views of Philadelphia Before 1800, Fig. 16, p. 41

Condition: B

On a sheet of hand laid paper with two watermarks, one is large and very attractive. Lightly toned overall with some offsetting, and some text transfer at one corner.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/5/2001