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Holme, Thomas (fl. 1687) A Mapp of the improved part of Pensilvania [Pennsylvania] in America

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03800 Author/Creator: Holme, Thomas (fl. 1687) Place Written: London Type: Map Date: 1687 Pagination: 1 sheet 54 x 40 cm

Summary of Content: Shows the city of Philadelphia divided into streets and lots. Sold by Philip Lea. References: Snyder, City of Independence p. 16; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, Mapping of America, pl. 70; Deak, Picturing America 72, Streeter Sale 2: 945; Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Geography and Natural History

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