Dec 13, 2018 - Sale 2496

Sale 2496 - Lot 88

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
HOWELL, READING. A Map Of The State Of Pennsylvania. Large engraved map on wove paper. 24x38 3/4 inches sheet size, wide margins with deckle edges; central vertical crease reinforced on verso, several minor edge chips and repairs, but a crisp impression and generally quite nice. Philadelphia: Kimber & Conrad & Johnson & Warner, [1811]

Additional Details

An attractive copy of this scarce reduced-scale issue of Howell's important 1792 map of the state. Engraver John Vallance adds skillful decorative elements to the geography, embellishing the title cartouche and adding a small vignette of the Schuylkill Permanent Bridge, the first covered bridge spanning a major American river. Ristow 108-110.