Auction 107, Lot 172

"Plan of the City of Washington Now Building for the Metropolis of America, and Established as the Permanent Residence of Congress after the Year 1800", Baker, Benjamin

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1793 (dated)

Publication: Universal Magazine

Color: Hand Color

13.7 x 10.8 inches
34.8 x 27.4 cm

Very early plan of the new capital city based on the 'Philadelphia' version of Andrew Ellicott's manuscript plan of 1792. This plan was circulated in London in the hope of stimulating overseas investment. Published by W. Bent.

References: Jolly UNIV-228; Phillips (M) p. 1004; Verner & Stuart-Stubbs, 8.

Condition: B

Issued folded and now pressed. Binding tear at right, expertly repaired.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $650

Closed on 6/9/2004