A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia
- A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia
We Are One: William Faden, geographer to King George III, published this map of Philadelphia in March 1777. This map, or one of the earlier versions created by Nicholas Scull and George Heap, may have helped British troops when they occupied the city from September 1777 to June 1778. The map includes a city plan, labels the owners of properties in the surrounding area, and notes fortifications. Instead of a decorative cartouche, the map features an elevation of the Pennsylvania State House. Now known as Independence Hall, the building was famous even then as the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
- Scull, Nicholas, 1686?-1761?
- Heap, George, fl. 1715-1760
- Name on Item:
survey'd by N. Scull and G. Heap ; Engraved by Will Faden.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Pennsylvania--Maps--Early works to 1800
- 1 map : col. ; 62 x 45 cm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Scale ca. 1:43,000.
Depths shown by soundings.
Shows roads and the names of landholders in rural areas.
Second state of the map, with Port Island.
Includes table of distances and illus. of "Elevation of the State House."
This map can be viewed as a georeferenced overlay in an interactive application made especially for We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence http://d2o8owo4k087al.cloudfront.net/index.html?mapId=69.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015.
- Call #:
G3824.P5A1 1777 .S38