After Thomas Holme. “A Facsimile of a Portion of Holmes’s Map of the Province of Pennsylvania with the Names of the Original Purchasers from William Penn 1681.” From Thomas Scharf and Thompson Westcott History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884.
Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co., 1884. 15 3/3 x 12 ½ (neat lines). Lithographic facsimile on thin bank note/chine appliqué paper. With folds as originally issued. Pin hole in middle of map filled. Very good condition.
A fine 19th century facsimile map of the 1687 Thomas Holmes map of Philadelphia and surrounding counties. Once Holme’s map of the city of Philadelphia was completed, Holme set out to produce a map of the territory west of the city. The resulting map, encompassed southeastern Pennsylvania from Bucks County to New Castle County, and included the original grid plan for Philadelphia. This impressive cartographic document was first published in 1687.
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.