William E. Morris. "Map of Montgomery County Pennsylvania from Original Surveys . . ."
Philadelphia: Smith & Wistar, 1849. Lithograph (hand color). 39 x 56 1/2 (full sheet). Separately issued varnished wall map mounted to original canvas. Time toning due to darkening of varnish over time. Some cracking to surface, minor stains and soiling as to be expected. Two smallish tears in canvas backing reinforced with archival tape. With original molding and spindle. Else, good condition.
This county was named for General Richard Montgomery who was killed in the siege of Quebec during the American Revolution. It was formed from Philadelphia County in 1784 and has always had a firm bond with Philadelphia. In addition, there are inset plans of Pottstown and Norristown and inset views of Lower Merion Meeting House and Norristown. This map provides a fine picture of how the county appeared to its people at the beginning of the second half of the nineteenth century.