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Revolutionary War dated hand-colored map titled, "A PLAN OF THE CITY AND ENVIRONS OF PHILADELPHIA," by Matthew Albert Lotter (1741-1810), this historic map is beautifully hand-colored, measuring 23.5" x 18" being copied by Lotter from the first issue of Faden's plan. Nice example of Lotter's edition of Scull & Heap's seminal Philadelphia map. 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 considered 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. This map is without a doubt one of the most important, attractive and affordable maps of Philadelphia at the time of the American Revolution. Printed in Augsburg in 1777 and included in Tobias Conrad Lotter's Atlas Geographique. See: Nebenzahl Battle Plans #131; Snyder #46. A near identical example is located within the collection of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. Some reinforcements, else fine condition.
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1777 Colored Map titled: “A PLAN OF THE CITY AND ENVIRONS OF PHILADELPHIA” by Matthew A. Lotter

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Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000
Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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