Up for sale is a LARGE, authentic, antique map of a small set of blocks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This map has property specific detail of the area between Germantown Avenue and Magnolia Avenue. This 1899 map is Plate 1 from the Atlas of The City Of Philadelphia - 22nd Ward - From Actual Surveys and Official Plans by George W.
Published in 1899 by G. This map measures approximately 30 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches, including the border area. The map has fantastic coloring to it and is a great period street map, listing factories, churches, public schools, property owners, railroads, etc.Excellent, detailed and interesting period map of the City of Philadelphia. Maps this early and showing this much detail of the streets of Philadelphia are. The map has lots of color coding to represent various attributes white/stone building, pink/brick building, yellow/frame building, if it looks like an envelope/a stable or shed, and black & white dotted/green house etc..
It shows fire hydrants, water mains, sewage lines, lot dimensions and house numbers. The map is generally in Very Good condition. There is some wear and browning along the edges. There is a crease down the middle where it was originally bound.
There are some "water" stains along the edges, but they do not affect the map. There are creases in the corners. Other dings here and there, as well.
This map is a great piece of Pennsylvania history and it will look very nice when framed. Please note that while I have included pictures of the front board of the Atlas, the Title Page and the Explanations page from the Atlas this map was taken from, they are NOT included in the sale, as they are reference pieces to determine authenticity for the other maps. I would be happy to include a copy if requested. Please see my store for other great items. The item "1899 Map of Philadelphia RARE 22nd Ward Germantown Ave to Magnolia Ave" is in sale since Thursday, February 19, 2015.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "book14850" and is located in Rockville, Maryland.This item can be shipped worldwide.