Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
JCB Map Collection
Accession Number:
30223
File Name:
30223
Call #:
Cabinet Cc752 / 1
Map title:
A map of Philadelphia, and parts adjacent. With a Perspective View of the State-House.
Creator:
Nicholas Scull
Creator:
George Heap
Creator:
Lawrence Hebert
Place of Publication:
[Philadelphia]
Publication date:
[1752]
Map size height:
52.2 cm.
Map size width:
30.3
Item description:
engraving, hand coloring
Geographical description:
Plan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a prospective view of the State House. Cartographic elements include location of roads and settlements, a table of distances, scales, and compass rose. Includes ships.
References:
John Carter Brown Library, Annual Report, 1947, p. 17-18; Snyder, Views of Philadelphia before 1800, no. (12), Fig. 11; Wheat & Brun, Maps and Charts, no. 454; http://www.loc.gov/…(Sept. 2004)
Geographic Area:
North America
Historical notes:
This map, also published in Gentleman's Magazine, August, 1753, here includes the first illustration of the State House in Philadelphia. The map was issued before the State House was completed, and Scull, surveyor general of Pennsylvania, and Heap, a surveyor and city coroner of Philadelphia, apparently worked from architectural plans to depict the unfinished belfry.
Normalized date:
1752

A map of Philadelphia, and parts adjacent. With a Perspective View of the State-House.