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Scull and Heap Map of Philadelphia, 1752

Map of Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania State House, with its added tower and steeple, depicted on a 1752 map by Nicholas Scull and George Heap (Library of Congress).

Library of Congress

The early prominence of the Pennsylvania State House is portrayed in this map of “Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent,” published by Philadelphia surveyors Nicholas Scull and George Heap. At the time of the map’s creation, the new tower and steeple were not yet finished, so Heap created the drawing based upon construction plans.

The map indicates Philadelphia’s original boundaries, from river to river and from South to Vine Streets – the extent of the city until its consolidation with Philadelphia County in 1854.

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  1. I have a copy of this map published in 1850 . It’s been in my family for about 100 years. Can anyone supply any information and value on this map.


    Earl W Wanklin III Posted May 7, 2015 at 9:36 am

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