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Scull Map of Philadelphia with Statehouse, 1752 on Silk

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Scull Map of Philadelphia with Statehouse, 1752 on Silk
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SCULL, Nicholas (1687-1761) and HEAP, George (active 1715-1760).
A Map of Philadelphia, and Parts Adjacent with a Perspective View of the State House.
Engraved Map on silk. c. 1752.
21 1/2" x 12 3/4" visible; 22 1/4" x 31 1/2" framed.

One of three known examples in the world (Others being in the Library of Congress & The John Carter Brown Library), and the only one on silk, which was specially designed for members of the Penn family.When first issued in 1752, the famous Scull and Heap plan was intended to promote William Penn's new city on the Delaware. When the events of the American Revolution began to heat up, illustrations of the center of the revolt, Philadelphia, began to be in great demand in Europe. This demand was soon met by publishers in England, Germany and France with the reissue of the Scull and Heap map, still the most up-to-date cartographic treatment of Philadelphia then available.Holmes' grid plan for the city is shown situated between the rivers, and numerous outlying 'country seats' are placed and named, with the primitive road system also indicated. Lotter updated from the first edition to take into account the changes in the place names and environs of the city since the middle of the century, and Heap's elevation of the statehouse was moved from the top to the bottom center of the plate. The result of all this is a highly attractive and historic map that shows Philadelphia at the time of the Revolution.Includes text and distance chart from individual landmarks and the Court-House. Second State (addition of “West Jersey”, lower right).
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Scull Map of Philadelphia with Statehouse, 1752 on Silk

Estimate $300,000 - $350,000
Oct 10, 2020
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Starting Price $270,000
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0147: Scull Map of Philadelphia with Statehouse, 1752 on Silk

Sold for $390,000
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Est. $300,000 - $350,000Starting Price $270,000
Arader Galleries October 10th Auction
Oct 10, 2020 1:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0147 Details

Description
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SCULL, Nicholas (1687-1761) and HEAP, George (active 1715-1760).
A Map of Philadelphia, and Parts Adjacent with a Perspective View of the State House.
Engraved Map on silk. c. 1752.
21 1/2" x 12 3/4" visible; 22 1/4" x 31 1/2" framed.

One of three known examples in the world (Others being in the Library of Congress & The John Carter Brown Library), and the only one on silk, which was specially designed for members of the Penn family.When first issued in 1752, the famous Scull and Heap plan was intended to promote William Penn's new city on the Delaware. When the events of the American Revolution began to heat up, illustrations of the center of the revolt, Philadelphia, began to be in great demand in Europe. This demand was soon met by publishers in England, Germany and France with the reissue of the Scull and Heap map, still the most up-to-date cartographic treatment of Philadelphia then available.Holmes' grid plan for the city is shown situated between the rivers, and numerous outlying 'country seats' are placed and named, with the primitive road system also indicated. Lotter updated from the first edition to take into account the changes in the place names and environs of the city since the middle of the century, and Heap's elevation of the statehouse was moved from the top to the bottom center of the plate. The result of all this is a highly attractive and historic map that shows Philadelphia at the time of the Revolution.Includes text and distance chart from individual landmarks and the Court-House. Second State (addition of “West Jersey”, lower right).

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