HEAP, George (1714-1752) and Nicholas SCULL (1686-1762); after.
The East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia, in the Province of Pennsylvania
[London: London Magazine, 1761]. Engraving. Seven numbered references. Inset views of the State House and the Battery. Old folds. Image size (including text): 6 1/2 x 19 5/8 inches. Sheet size: 8 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches.
London Magazine edition of the Scull and Heap's celebrated view of Philadelphia.
First published in 1754 on seven sheets measuring nearly seven feet wide, this famous view of Philadelphia was re-issued in 1756 at two-thirds the size. The present 1761 London Magazine re-engraving followed, on yet a further reduced scale, based on the latter of those separately-issued views. This is the earliest readily-obtainable issue.
Snyder, City of Independence, 25.