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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$660
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$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Atlas of the City of Philadelphia (Central) South Street to Lehigh Ave. Wards 5 to 20, 28, 29, 31, 32, 37 & 47 from Actual Surveys and Official Plans by George W. and Walter S. Bromley, Civil Engineers

Author:
**

Place:
Philadelphia

Publisher:
G.W. Bromley & Co.

Date:
1922

Description:
With 28 hand-colored linen-backed double-page lithographed maps, plus title, index and index map. 22½x17¼, cloth backed with leather, gilt-lettered leather cover label, spine lettered in gilt. An extremely detailed atlas of a portion of Philadelphia, with fine hand-colored maps and contains the important Ward 5. Includes maps of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the U.S. Mint, William Cramp and Sons Ship and Engine Building Company, Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Park (National League) and Eastern Penitentiary, which was used by the Quakers to reform criminals with solitary confinement and, 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.

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Condition:
Joints split and loose, chipping to leather spine and corners (affecting gilt-lettering), covers worn with some soiling and dampstaining; binding shaken, black cloth hinges starting to split, endpapers soiled, rubberstamp to front pastedown, occasional fingering, maps clean and intact, else very good.


 
Item number:
118213
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