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Creator:
Print made by J. Carwitham, active 1720–1740
after George Heap, active 1715–1760, American
Published by Carington Bowles, 1724–1793, British
Title:

An East Perspective View of the City of Philadelphia, in the Province of Pensylvania, in North America, taken from the Jersey Shore...

Date:
1778
Medium:
Line engraving with hand coloring in watercolor on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/4 × 18 inches (31.1 × 45.7 cm), Plate: 11 × 16 7/8 inches (27.9 × 42.9 cm), and Image: 9 1/2 × 16 1/4 inches (24.1 × 41.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered lower center: "An East Perspective View of the City of Philadelphia, in the Province of Pensylvania, in North America; taken from the Jersey Shore."; lower left to lower right: "1. Christ Church | 2. State House | 3. Academy | 4. Presbyterian Church | 5. Dutch Calvinist Church | 6. the Court House | 7. Quakers Meeting House | 8. High Street Wharf | 9. Mulberry Street | 10. Sassafras Street | 11. Vine Street | 12. Chesnust Street | 13. Draw Bridge | 14. Corn Mill | The other Streets are not to be | seen from the point of Sight."; lower center: "Printed for and Sold by Bowles & Carver, at their Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London. Publish'd as the Act directs"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1995.13.6
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boats | boats | churches | cityscape | marine art | sails | ships
Associated Places:
Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | United States of America
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4643
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