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In general, maps with greater detail are displayed before maps with less detail. Due to the nature of pinpointing exact addresses, if an address falls on or near the boundary of a particular map plate, the adjacent map plate of the same atlas may also be displayed. Click on any of the small images below to view the high-resolution map.

Maps showing property-level detail:

Preview Date Title Creator / Publisher Plate
1875 City Atlas of Philadelphia, Vol. 6, Wards 2 through 20, 29 and 31
G. M. Hopkins
Plate S
1887 Atlas of the City of Philadelphia, 18th, 19th, and 31st Wards
Geo. W. & Walter S. Bromley
Plate W
1910 Atlas of the City of Philadelphia
Geo. W. & Walter S. Bromley, Civil Engineers
Plate 19
1922 Atlas of the City of Philadelphia (Central)
Geo. W. & Walter S. Bromley, Civil Engineers
Plate 24
1930 (circa) Aerial Survey of Philadelphia, PA
Dallin Aerial Survey Co.
Plate 10
1942 Philadelphia Land Use Map, 1942
Plans & Registry Division, Bureau of Engineering Surveys & Zoning, Department of Public Works, Federal Works Progress Administration for Pennsylvania
Plate 5B-3
1962 Philadelphia Land Use Map, 1962
Plans & Registry Division, Bureau of Engineering Surveys & Zoning, Department of Public Works, Federal Works Progress Administration for Pennsylvania
Plate 5B-3

City and county-level maps:

Preview Date Title Creator / Publisher Plate
1843 A Map of the County of Philadelphia from Actual Survey
Charles Ellet, Jr.
Map
1855 New Map of the Consolidated City of Philadelphia
R. L. Barnes
Map
1855 New Map of the Consolidated City of Philadelphia
R. L. Barnes
Map
1872 New Topographical Atlas of the State of Pennsylvania
Henry F. Walling and O.W. Gray
Page 88-89
1903 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dodd, Mead & Company
Philadelphia

State and multi-state maps:

Preview Date Title Creator / Publisher Plate
1792 A Map of the State of Pennsylvania
Author Reading Howell
Map
1822 Map of Pennsylvania
By John Melish, Engraved by B. Tanner
Map
1857 County, Township and railroad map of the State of Pennsylvania
Published by R.L. Barnes
Map