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Haverford College
Quaker and Special Collections
philadelphia map
A portraiture of the city of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania, by Thomas Holme. London, 1681

Map Collection

Haverford’s collections include approximately 400 maps, originals and reproductions, primarily relating to Pennsylvania and Philadelphia from the time of the founding of Pennsylvania by William Penn in 1681 (such as the rare map of Pennsylvania printed in London in 1681 by Thornton and Seller, and the ca. 1705 edition of the Thomas Holme’s 1681 survey map of Pennsylvania) through the 20th century, but also maps as varied as those of Indian reservations, locations of Quaker Meetings in the United States and abroad, and ecclesiastical divisions of Europe in the 17th century.

Many maps are cataloged in Tripod and a card catalog is located in Special Collections.