FADEN, WILLIAM; SCULL, NICHOLAS and GEORGE HEAP A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia, Survey'd by N. Scull and G. Heap.
London: William Faden, 12 March 1777. Engraved map. Third state with "Port Island" named and adding three chevaux de frize in the river. Approximately Neatlines 25 x 18 3/4 inches (63.5 x 47.5 cm); the full sheet 26 x 19 1/2 inches (66 x 49 cm); framed. Lightly toned, spot to lower margin, old mounting remnants to verso corners, a fine example.
A rare and important map of Philadelphia during the American Revolution, with a fine engraved elevation view of the State House here presented at the bottom of the image. Faden's map here draws on and improves upon Nicholas Scull's and George Heap's 1752 survey. Given the early revolutionary activity in the city, including the signing of the Declaration of Independence in July 1776, there was much demand in England for an updated map of Philadelphia. Despite these spirited beginnings, British General William Howe succeeded in capturing the city in the Fall of 1777. Nebenzahl, Atlas of the American Revolution 130.
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