2051
2051
Scull, Nicholas
MAP OF THE IMPROVED PART OF THE PROVINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA. PHILADELPHIA: ENGRAVED BY JAS. TURNER AND PRINTED BY JOHN DAVIS FOR THE AUTHOR; PUBLISHED & SOLD BY THE AUTHOR, NICHOLAS SCULL, 1 JANUARY 1759.
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70,000100,000
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2051
Scull, Nicholas
MAP OF THE IMPROVED PART OF THE PROVINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA. PHILADELPHIA: ENGRAVED BY JAS. TURNER AND PRINTED BY JOHN DAVIS FOR THE AUTHOR; PUBLISHED & SOLD BY THE AUTHOR, NICHOLAS SCULL, 1 JANUARY 1759.
Estimate
70,000100,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York

Scull, Nicholas
MAP OF THE IMPROVED PART OF THE PROVINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA. PHILADELPHIA: ENGRAVED BY JAS. TURNER AND PRINTED BY JOHN DAVIS FOR THE AUTHOR; PUBLISHED & SOLD BY THE AUTHOR, NICHOLAS SCULL, 1 JANUARY 1759.
Large copperplate engraved map on joined sheets (153 x 78 cm). with elaborate cartouche dedication to the Penn brothers.  One faint spot, a superior example. Matted and framed.
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Literature

Evans 8489; Streeter sale 2:965; Wheat & Brun 422

Catalogue Note

This is the first large scale map of Pennsylvania and one of the most important eighteenth-century maps engraved in what is now the United States (Streeter).

The mapmaker, Nicholas Scull (1700-1762), was Surveyor General from 1748-1761, successor to General Benjamin Eastburn, and was the first member of a North American family to engage in mapmaking as a business. A very attractive copy, in the first state, before the additions of text at Nelson’s Ferry and a road from Carlisle east to Pine Fort. Scarce.

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York