You can find on this page the Philadelphia old map to print and to download in PDF. The Philadelphia historical map and the vintage map of Philadelphia present the past and evolutions of the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania - USA.

Philadelphia historical map

Map of Philadelphia historical

The Philadelphia old map shows evolutions of Philadelphia city. This historical map of Philadelphia will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania - USA. The Philadelphia ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The state government left Philadelphia in 1799 and the federal government left soon after, in 1800. Philadelphia was still the largest city in the United States and a financial and cultural center. New York City soon surpassed Philadelphia in population, but construction of roads, canals, and railroads helped turn Philadelphia into the United States first major industrial city as its mentioned in Philadelphia historical map. Throughout the nineteenth century, Philadelphia was home to a variety of industries and businesses, the largest being textiles. Major corporations included the Baldwin Locomotive Works, William Cramp and Sons Ship and Engine Building Company, and the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Philadelphia historical industry, along with the United States Centennial, was celebrated in 1876 with the Centennial Exposition, the first official World Fair in the United States. Immigrants, mostly German and Irish, settled in Philadelphia and the surrounding districts as you can see in Philadelphia historical map. The rise in population of the surrounding districts helped lead to the Act of Consolidation of 1854 which extended the city of Philadelphia to include all of Philadelphia County. In the latter half of the century immigrants from Russia, Eastern Europe, and Italy and African Americans from the southern U.S. settled in the city.

By the twentieth century, Philadelphians were seemingly content with the city lack of change or excitement, and single-party politics, centered on the city entrenched Republican political machine, allowed corruption to flourish in all parts of city government as its shown in Philadelphia historical map. The first reform came in 1917, when outrage over the murder of a police officer during that year election led to the shrinking of the Philadelphia City Council. In the 1920s the public flouting of Prohibition laws, mob violence, and police involvement in illegal activities led to the appointment of a brigadier general of the United States Marine Corps as director of public safety, but political pressure prevented any long-term success in fighting crime and corruption.

Philadelphia vintage map

Map of Philadelphia antique

The Philadelphia vintage map give a unique insight into the history and evolution of Philadelphia city. This vintage map of Philadelphia with its antique style will allow you to travel in the past of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania - USA. The Philadelphia vintage map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Philadelphia, a vintage city in Pennsylvania whose name means City of Brotherly Love, was originally settled by Native American tribes, particularly the Lenape hunter gatherers, around 8000 B.C. By the early 1600s, Dutch, English and Swedish merchants had established trading posts in the Delaware Valley area, and in 1681, Charles II of England granted a charter to William Penn for what would become the Pennsylvania colony as its mentioned in Philadelphia vintage map. Penn arrived in the new city of Philadelphia in 1682. A Quaker pacifist, Penn signed a peace treaty with Lenape chief Tamanend, establishing a tradition of tolerance and human rights.

In 1684, the ship Isabella landed in Philadelphia carrying hundreds of enslaved Africans. Tensions over slavery, especially among local Quakers, resulted in the 1688 Germantown Petition Against Slavery, the first organized protest against slavery in the New World. Penn colony thrived, and soon Philadelphia was the biggest shipbuilding center in the colonies as you can see in Philadelphia vintage map. Among those attracted to the city was Benjamin Franklin, who in 1729, became the publisher of The Pennsylvania Gazette. The Pennsylvania State House—later known as Independence Hall—held its first Assembly meeting there in 1735. State representatives ordered a large bell for the building in 1751 with a Biblical inscription: “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”

British Parliament passed a series of tax acts on the colonies in the 1760s, including the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts, sparking colonial outrage. In response, the Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia in 1774 as its mentioned in Philadelphia vintage map. After Philadelphia resident Thomas Paine pamphlet Common Sense met with widespread acclaim, the stage was set to formally declare independence, which the Founding Fathers did on July 4, 1776. Philadelphians were the first to hear the Declaration of Independence read aloud in the State House yard. In 1790, after the Revolutionary War (during which the city witnessed the Battle of Germantown), Philadelphia served as capital of the United States. By that time, it was the new nation’s biggest city, with 44,096 residents. The First Bank of the United States and the first U.S. Mint were founded in Philadelphia, and the U.S. Constitution was written there in 1787.