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Pennsylvania. William Scull (1739-1784) La Pensilvanie en Trois Feuilles Traduite des Meilleures Cartes Anglaises. A Map of Pennsylvani

Auction:
3245T
Lot:
1272
Sold for:
$923$750

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3245T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 08, 2019 12:00PM

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Pennsylvania. William Scull (1739-1784) La Pensilvanie en Trois Feuilles Traduite des Meilleures Cartes Anglaises. A Map of Pennsylvania Exhibiting not only the Improved Parts of that Province, but also its Extensive Frontiers. Paris: Chez le Rouge, [1778-1779]. Large three-panel copper-plate engraved map, hand-outline color; dissected and mounted on original linen backing, in three separate sections, contemporary paper labels titled in by hand in French on each of the three outer panels; first panel measures 28 x 15 1/2 in.; the other two panels measure 28 x 20 3/4 in.

French edition of William Scull, Robert Sayer, and John Bennett's map, originally printed and engraved by Henry Dawkins and James Nevil and first printed in Philadelphia in 1770. It was published in French to aid French and American troops during the Revolutionary War. The added title and distance scale are in French, place names are still printed in English. Pennsylvania's wild western frontier reaching out to Fort Duquesne [aka Fort Pitt, the later Pittsburgh] on the Ohio River is depicted, along with the long-settled and densely populated eastern section of the Commonwealth. Topographical features, including hills, mountains, lakes, swamps, streams, and rivers are carefully wrought, along with county lines, roads, forts, creeks, mills, mines, churches, and more.
Estimate $1,500-2,500


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John Bennett, Robert Sayer, Henry Dawkins, James Nevil, Paris, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Duquesne, Fort Duquesne, William Scull

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