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$500 - $800

Title:
Atlas of the 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17th Wards of the City of Philadelphia from Private Plans, Actual Surveys & Official Records

Author:
**

Place:
Philadelphia

Publisher:
Elvino V. Smith

Date:
1909

Description:
With 23 hand-colored linen-backed double-page lithographed maps, plus title, index and index map. 21½x16½, gray cloth. Extremely detailed atlas of a portion of Philadelphia, with attractive hand-colored maps including maps of Baldwin Locomotive Works, the U.S. Mint, and Eastern Penitentiary, which, in 1829, became the most expensive building in the United States and was one of the earliest prisons to use a hub and spoke design for its prison wings. Eastern Penitentiary was used by the Quakers as an institution hoping to reform criminals by placing them into solitary confinement, and in their own silence, they would learn from their mistakes. Title-page with Publisher's rubberstamp "Removed to 1039 Walnut St."

Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some fading to spine and edges, covers a bit rubbed, short tear to lower front joint; binding somewhat shaken, folds and a tear to front free endpaper, occasional fingering to title-page and index, maps clean and fine, else very good to near fine.


 
Item number:
118214
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