Lippincott & Co., J.B. “Map of a Portion of Philadelphia . . .”

Lippincott & Co., J.B. “Map of a Portion of Philadelphia . . .”

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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 tears along folds repaired with some folds reinforced with archival tape.  Narrow portion of left hand side of map has been re-margined.  Small areas of information on left hand side in-painted.  Very narrow margins as issued.  Else, find 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.