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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Howell, Reading
Date:
1792
Short Title:
A Map Of The State Of Pennsylvania.
Publisher:
James Phillips
London
Type:
Case Map
Obj Height cm:
94
Obj Width cm:
162
Scale 1:
310,000
Note:
Wheat & Brun: "This is the best map of Pennsylvania to appear in the 18th century, and the first detailed map of the State to show its exact boundaries." This copy is a mixed state, as is usually the case, with the title and dedication in the first state. It is fully colored by county by a contemporary hand. Wheat & Brun list the first four states as 1792, with states V and VI as 1795, state VII as 1798, and state VIII as 1806. Ristow lists later editions of 1816 and 1817 published by Emmor Kimber in Philadelphia. Howell also published a smaller Map of Pennsylvania, reduced from the large map, in 1792, with later issues in 1795 and 1796; Ristow lists editions of 1811 and 1817. Howell's maps were the first maps of the state published after the revolution, and were used until Melish published his map in 1822. Samuel Lewis used Howell's map as the source for his Pennsylvania map in Carey's American Atlas of 1795. Map is dissected into 40 sections and mounted on linen. Folds into its original brown leather slip case 24x17.5 with "Howell's Map" printed on the front in ink, and then into a new dark green cloth folding case 25x18 with -Pennsylvania R. Howell 1792" stamped on the spine in gold.
Reference:
Wheat & Brun 433 (State I, upper & lower right), 434 (State II, upper left), 436 (State IV, lower left); Welsh Sale 477; Streeter 980; Ristow p108-110; P-Maps 679.
State/Province:
Pennsylvania
Full Title:
A Map Of The State Of Pennsylvania. By Reading Howell MDCCXCII. To Thomas Mifflin Governor, The Senate, And House Of Representatives Of The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania, This Map is respectfully Inscribed by the Author. Published 1 August 1792 for the Author, & Sold by James Phillips, George Yard, Lombard Street, London.
List No:
4181.001
Series No:
2
Publication Author:
Howell, Reading
Pub Date:
1792
Pub Title:
A Map Of The State Of Pennsylvania. By Reading Howell MDCCXCII. To Thomas Mifflin Governor, The Senate, And House Of Representatives Of The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania, This Map is respectfully Inscribed by the Author. Published 1 August 1792 for the Author, & Sold by James Phillips, George Yard, Lombard Street, London.
Pub Reference:
Wheat & Brun 433 (State I, upper & lower right), 434 (State II, upper left), 436 (State IV, lower left); Welsh Sale 477; Streeter 980; Ristow p108-110; P-Maps 679.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
4181.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
24
Pub Width cm:
18
Image No:
4181001
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2000
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