2 results, ordered by Publication Date

1761 view of Philadelphia based on the George Heap original

An appealing view of Philadelphia as seen from the New Jersey shoreline of the Delaware River, from the London Magazine for October 1761. The view depicts roughly a mile of the city’s waterfront, bounded by South and Vine Streets and centered on the mighty steeple of Christ Church, with the State House at the left-most […]

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1796 Charles Varle plan of Philadelphia

Charles Varlé plan of Philadelphia (1796)

First edition of a important and very rare Federal-era plan of Philadelphia published by Charles Varlé in or around 1796. When Varlé issued this plan Philadelphia was still the capital of the United States, pending the transfer to Washington, D.C. in 1800. It was the 2nd-largest city in the country with a vibrant and diversified […]

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