After N. Scull and G. Heap. “A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent.” From Thomas Scharf and Thompson Westcott History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884.
Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co., 1884. 14 ¾ x 11 ¾ (including title). Plus margins. Lithographic facsimile on thin bank note/chine appliqué paper. With folds as originally issued. Very good condition.
A fine 19th century facsimile map of the Scull and Heap map of Philadelphia. Perhaps the most famous map of Philadelphia, the “Scull and Heap” map went through many editions beginning in 1752. The map was initially intended as a promotion of William Penn’s new city on the Delaware. When the events of the American Revolution began to heat up, illustrations of the center of the revolt, Philadelphia, became in great demand in Europe. This demand was soon met by publishers in England, Germany and France with the reissue of the Scull and Heap map, still the most up-to-date cartographic rendering of Philadelphia available.
This map is a lithographic facsimile printed in 1884 for a three volume set of the History of Philadelphia comprising 2,399 pages and organized in 59 chapters. Scharf & Westcott’s massive work is the standard reference for Philadelphia history up to its date of publication containing this map and over 430 illustrations, including portraits, parks, houses, businesses, institutions, and the like.