JCB Map Collection
Cabinet Cc752 / 1
A map of Philadelphia, and parts adjacent. With a Perspective View of the State-House.
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engraving, hand coloring
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.
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)
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.