Auction 98, Lot 197

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

Subject: Pennsylvania

Period: 1777 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 13.2 inches
30 x 33.5 cm

The same map as published in the 1753 edition, this from the December 1777 issue with slight changes. It follows Scull and Heap's map of 1750, and is of value as an historical document because it shows the names of owners of estates and farms in the area. Extends to include German Town (shown as a row of connected buildings) and southwest to Carpenter's Island and Derby. A fascinating Revolutionary War era piece. Page of text from the magazine attached to verso.

References: Jolly GENT-256.

Condition: B

Good impression and color on a sheet of hand laid paper with two large watermarks. Overall even toning, else very good.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/6/2002