J.B. Lippincott & Co. “Map of a Portion of Philadelphia . . . .”. From Visitors’ Guide to the Centennial Exhibition and Philadelphia.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1876. 16 5/8 x 12 ¼. Lithograph. With folds as issued. Several small separations along folds repaired with archival tape. Two small tears in map skillfully repaired. Two very small pin holes where folds meet filled with old paper. Very faint browning along some folds as to be expected. Narrow margins as issued. Else, very good condition.
A map of Philadelphia from a booklet of the most popular guide books sold at the Exhibition and in Philadelphia during the Centennial. The maps was intended for practical use by fair goers. The map of the city shows concentric circles measuring distances from Centre Square. One of the most informative and visually striking documents from the great Centennial Exhibition.