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A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia

We Are One: William Faden, geographer to King George III, published this map of Philadelphia in March 1777. This map, or one of the earlier versions created by Nicholas Scull and George Heap, may have helped British troops when they occupied the city from September 1777 to June 1778. The map includes a city plan, labels the owners of properties in the surrounding area, and notes fortifications. Instead of a decorative cartouche, the map features an elevation of the Pennsylvania State House. Now known as Independence Hall, the building was famous even then as the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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  • Boston Public Library
  • 1777
  • English
  • Borders
  • Roads and Routes
  • Houses and Property
  • Military
  • Hand Coloring
  • Printed
  • Nicolas Scull II


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