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A Map Of The State Of Pennsylvania. Howell, Reading, 1792

A Map Of The State Of Pennsylvania. / Howell, Reading / 1792
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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.

Author: Howell, Reading

Date: 1792

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Author: Howell, Reading

Date: 1792

Short Title: A Map Of The State Of Pennsylvania.

Publisher: London: James Phillips

Type: Case Map

Object Height cm: 94

Object 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

Published In: 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.

Publication Author: Howell, Reading

Publication Date: 1792

Publication 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.

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 4181.000

Publication Type: Case Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 24

Publication Width cm: 18

Image No: 4181001

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