Franklin: Record - Plan of Chelten Hills, Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County Penna. / as surveyed and laid out by Sidney & Neff.

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Plan of Chelten Hills, Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County Penna. / as surveyed and laid out by Sidney & Neff.

Author/Creator:
Sidney & Neff.
Publication:
Philadelphia : Friend & Aub, lithographer, 1854.
Format/Description:
Map/Atlas
1 map : hand col. ; 63 x 90 cm, dissected and mounted on linen, folded in pocket 16 x 11 cm.
Scale [ca. 1:3,168]. 4 chains per in. = 264 ft. (W 75°6' 59"--W 75°6' 59"/N 40°4'0"--N 40°4'0").
Cartographic Data:
Scale [ca. 1:3,168]. 4 chains per in. = 264 ft. (W 75°6' 59"--W 75°6' 59"/N 40°4'0"--N 40°4'0").
Subjects:
Real property -- Pennsylvania -- Cheltenham (Township) -- Maps.
Cheltenham (Pa. : Township) -- Maps.
Form/Genre:
Cadastral maps.
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Notes:
"N.B. Lots with the names on are sold."
Lithographed folding pocket map, with full period hand-coloring, divided in 36 sections and backed onto linen. Folds into contemporary blindstamped morocco covers, later paper label on upper cover (lacks lower cover).
"Map was issued as part of the sale of plots in the Jenkintown area by Edward M. Davis, under the auspices of the Chelten Hills Association (which he set up in 1854). One early resident was his mother-in-law Lucretia Mott, the noted Quaker activist in the field of women's rights and the abolition of slavery. She has apparently outlined her property in ink, added her name 'L. Mott' and indicated the position of what is now St. Paul's Episcopal Church (on the corner of Old York Road and what is now Asbourne Road). Later, her property was redeveloped, but the whole area was renamed LaMott in her honour."
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Perkins Architectural Rare Book Fund.
Fine Arts library copy formerly owned by Lucretia Mott, with her autograph and ms. annotations.
Chronology:
1854
Provenance:
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 (autograph) (former owner)
Contributor:
Friend & Aub.
Perkins Architectural Rare Book Fund.
Web link:
The Perkins Architectural Rare Book Fund Home Page
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