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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, England Type: Map Date: 1687 Pagination: 1 sheet 54 x 40 cm Order a Copy

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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