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As the "Cradle of Liberty" Philadelphia is the site of the signing of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The Old Map of Philadelphia is a portrayal of a city that served as the capital of the United States just as the country was being founded. It is the city that has had the most significant role in the birth of the country and the Old Map of Philadelphia is a reminder of this.
In 1872, Harper's Weekly featured the Old Map of Philadelphia, drawn by Theodore Davis, in a special issue published on June 15. Ten days before on June 5, the Republican National Convention had taken place at the Academy of Music, and President Ulysses S. Grant was selected for reelection. He would go on to win that year's election and would serve as President of the United States until 1877.
Just like its historic background, this historic Old Map of Philadelphia is a keepsake and a great gift for anyone with an interest in Philadelphia's colonial roots or the presidential elections. It's also a great gift for anyone who loves Philadelphia and all that the city has to offer.
Framed in a beautiful real wood frame that is approximately 1” wide and ½” thick, old state maps come in various sizes and are carefully packed for delivery.
As this item is a true facsimile of an actual old map there may be slight imperfections which only add to its authenticity.
Please allow 3 - 5 working days for individual print production and hand-framing of the item in addition to shipping time.