Anniversary reproduction of the contracted Scull & Heap panoramic cityscape view originally published by London engraver Thomas Jeffreys in 1756 showing Philadelphia from across the Delaware River. Depicts the riverfront (South to Vine streets) developed with residential and mercantile buildings, piers and wharves, and major landmarks. Landmarks (numbered in the print) include Christ Church, the State House, Presbyterian Church, Dutch Calvinist Church, the Court House, Quaker Meeting House, High Street Wharf, Mulberry, Sassafrass, Vine and Chestnut streets, the drawbridge, and "cornmill" on Windmill Island. Pedestrian traffic is visible along the riverfront and heavy maritime traffic, including a ferry transporting cattle to New Jersey, dominates the foreground. Also contains insets of "The Battery" (built 1747 at the foot of Wharton Street), "The State House," and "A Plan of the City of Philadelphia" (street grid); "A description of the situation, harbour &c of the city and port of Philadelphia" with a legend corresponding to the numbered landmarks; and text and charts explicating "Philadelphia in 1854" that expand upon the original description. The descriptions detail the topography of the city and include statistics about population (1683-1850) and exports in addition to statements about the improvement of manufacturing and industry, particularly the railroads, in the city during the 19th century., Not in Wainwright., Philadelphia on Stone, POS 198, Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Bc 864 H 4345, One of the three prints is varnished.
Sherwin, John H., b. 1834, artist
Historical Society of Pennsylvania HSP Bc 864 H 4345